Last night, President Donald Trump pleased conservatives across the nation when he nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch as his pick for the Supreme Court justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia, and people are going wild after seeing how the president honored the deceased jurist’s wife.
As time goes on, President Trump is getting more comfortable in his role as commander-in-chief, and it showed last night as he made his announcement for his SCOTUS pick. He took a few moments out of the ceremony to honor Scalia’s widow, Maureen, and people everywhere took notice of it.
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“Also with us tonight is Maureen Scalia, a woman loved by her husband and deeply respected by all,” Trump told the White House audience. “I am so happy she’s with us.”
The president then asked Mrs. Scalia to stand as he honored her husband’s memory, saying “she is really the ultimate representative of the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia whose image and genius was in my mind throughout the decision making process.”
A sampling of responses on Twitter show that Americans were happy with both Trump’s choice of judges and the fact that he recognized the widow of the most brilliant justice of our time.
President Trump honors Judge Scalia's wife, Maureen, by acknowledging her in the audience of the east room. pic.twitter.com/28fEzLfTqv
— Citizen Dale (@Trumptbird) February 1, 2017
Very classy of Trump to recognize Maureen Scalia, Antonin Scalia's widow.
— Aaron Bandler (@bandlersbanter) February 1, 2017
— Deplorable Bell (@BellTrumpkin) February 1, 2017
— Julie King Jackson (@glblchangedjt) February 1, 2017
— Julie Silverbrook (@JMSilverbrook) February 1, 2017
— Ainsley Earhardt (@ainsleyearhardt) February 1, 2017
— March For LIFE (@Brenkoski) February 1, 2017
Maureen Scalia, widow of Justice Scalia, honors the nation with her presence at President Trump's #SCOTUS announcement
— Blue Collar Redcaps (@tigertrollz2) February 1, 2017
You get the idea. it was incredibly classy and presidential for our new president to honor one of our nation’s gems, and it was incredible to see, yet again, that President Trump is fulfilling his campaign promises, as he said he would; a true rarity in today’s times, where politicians say and do anything to get into office.