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Politics Donald Trump says he did not discuss abortion with Brett Kavanaugh

16:22  10 july  2018
16:22  10 july  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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The morning after announcing his second Supreme Court pick, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he did not discuss the abortion issue with new nominee Brett Kavanaugh . No, I haven't, I really haven't," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a week-long trip to Europe.

President Donald Trump said Tuesday morning that he has not brought up the issue of abortion with his new Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh .

U.S. President Donald Trump introduces his Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 9, 2018. © REUTERS/Leah Millis U.S. President Donald Trump introduces his Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 9, 2018.

WASHINGTON — The morning after announcing his second Supreme Court pick, President Donald Trump said Tuesday he did not discuss the abortion issue with new nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

"No, I haven't, I really haven't," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for a week-long trip to Europe.

Abortion will be perhaps the key issue in upcoming confirmation hearings for Kavanaugh.

Senate Democrats planning to oppose the nominee said that, if confirmed, Kavanaugh would provide the necessary vote to overturn the 1973 Roe vs. Wade abortion rights decision.

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Mr. Trump did not make a final decision until the last 24 hours, but he began logistical preparations for Judge “What will really matter is whether abortion law will change or not.” Judge Kavanaugh played up his credentials as a family man on Monday, mentioning that he coached basketball for his daughters.

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The Kavanaugh nomination "has put reproductive rights and freedoms and health care protections for millions of Americans on the judicial chopping block," said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who is scheduled to lead an abortion rights rally Tuesday in front of the Supreme Court building.

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Trump, speaking less than 11 hours after a prime-time event to unveil his new Supreme Court nominee, said Kavanaugh has received "great reviews" from the legal community.

"It's a beautiful thing to watch," he said.

Republicans hold a slight majority in the Senate and were able last year to confirm Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.

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Ahead of a Europe trip that includes a NATO summit, a visit to London, and a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump also told reporters during a brief question-and-answer question:

-- He will demand that NATO spend more and the U.S. spend less on the Europe-based security alliance. “We will work it out and all countries will be happy," he said.

-- Doesn't know if Putin is a friend or foe: "As far as I’m concerned, he’s a competitor. I think that getting along with Russia, getting along with China, is a good thing.” 

-- He wouldn't say whether British Prime Minister Theresa May should step aside in light of resignations from her government. “Well that’s up to the people. I get along with her very well. That’s up to the people.”

Putin chides Trump's opponents, calls summit a success .
Russian President Vladimir Putin called his first summit with President Donald Trump a success — but warned Thursday that Trump's opponents in the U.S. are hampering any progress on what they discussed.People depicting U.S. president Donald Trump attend a protest at Senate Square to support women's reproductive rights, during the summit in Helsinki, Finland on July 16.

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