In The Recent Past, Trump Flippantly Discussed The Death Of Ruth Bader-Ginsburg

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President Trump apparently believes Justices Ruth Bader -Ginsberg and Sonia Sotomayor will die during his first term.

According to Axios, people close to President Donald Trump say he's confident he will have appointed four U.S. Supreme Court justices by the end of his first term – and apparently that number includes two the president believes will die in the semi-near future.

Given that Trump has already appointed Neil Gorsuch and Anthony Kennedy might opt to retire, one source asked the president how he's banking on two more.

"Ok," one source told Trump, "so that's two. Who are the others?"

"Ginsburg," Trump replied. "What does she weigh? 60 pounds?"

"Who's the fourth?" the source asked.

"Sotomayor," Trump said, referring to the relatively recently-appointed Obama justice, whose name is rarely, if ever, mentioned in speculation about the next justice to be replaced. "Her health," Trump explained. "No good. Diabetes."

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