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“When Justice Scalia passed away I made a promise to the American people, I would find the very best judge in the country for the supreme court,” Trump said as more than 211,000 followers watched the live stream.
Update, 5:10 p.m. PT: Adds name of Supreme Court nominee.
Since Scalia’s death, the Supreme Court has been split down the middle between justices nominated by Republican presidents and those nominated by Democrats.
This term the Supreme Court is expected to hear the case of food companies TC Heartland v. Kraft.
Such issues range from controlling patent trolls, to alerting users when police to rummage through customers’ online files.
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Donald Trump is going to announce his Supreme Court pick on Facebook Live
Thank you for joining me as I make a very special announcement regarding my nomination for United States Supreme Court Justice.
Update: Facebook has confirmed that it is not paying Trump or the White House to use Facebook Live.
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President trump wants you to tune in live!
In what is beginning to feel a bit like a televised LeBron James-style “Decision” stunt — or an episode of “The Bachelor” — trump is set to announce his pick for the Supreme Court tonight (Jan. 31) at 8 pm ET on live TV — and on the POTUS Facebook Live channel.
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Trump will use Facebook Live to announce his Supreme Court Justice nominee tonight
President Donald Trump will announce his nominee for the Supreme Court tonight on Facebook Live at 8PM ET.
By promoting his announcement on Facebook Live, trump is able to deliver his message without commentary from major news networks.
The White House announced the stream today on Twitter.
CNN reported earlier today that Trump’s top two picks for the position, Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman, have both been brought to Washington.