The late Justice Antonin Scalia was extremely pleased with Donald Trump. In the days leading up to his death, he heaped praise upon the then-candidate.
“Justice Scalia thought it was most refreshing to have a candidate who was pretty much unfiltered and utterly frank,” said Bryan Garner, a longtime friend of Scalia’s.
“But he was fascinated by the fact that Trump was so outspoken in an unfiltered way, and therefore we were seeing something a little more genuine than a candidate whose every utterance is airbrushed.”
Compared to Hillary Clinton, Trump is absolutely bursting with life. Scalia noticed his pluck and respected it because he had it too.
Garner refused to say if he thought Scalia would still support Trump now that he’s actually in office.
“These [were] early days in the campaign,” Garner told the Wall Street Journal. “It shouldn’t be looked at through the lens of everything that’s happened since.”
Early days perhaps, but Scalia clearly saw the writing on the wall. Trump represented something new, something different. Even the Democrats thought Clinton was too calculated and manipulative.
Scalia may have supported Trump, but he was professional enough to hide his feelings from the public while he was on on the bench.
The Daily Caller notes: “Though reasonable inferences might be made about a justice’s political views, detailed accounts of their private partisan commitments are rarely made public. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shocked Court-watchers when she denounced Trump’s candidacy in a series of summer 2016 interviews. Ginsburg later apologized for the remarks…”
(Source: Daily Caller)