Former US President Donald Trump said on Friday that “God decided” to end the national right to abortion after the Supreme Court overturned a nearly five-decade-long law.
“It’s abiding by the Constitution, and giving rights back when they should have been given long ago,” Trump told Fox News after a 6-3 majority allowed individual states to make their own rules on abortion. should be given.
Asked whether he felt he played a role in the outcome, having appointed three conservative judges to the court while in office, Trump said, “God made the decision.”
But shortly after, the 45th President again asked to take credit for delivering the verdict.
“Today’s decision, which is the greatest victory for life in a generation … (was) only made possible because I promised, which nominated and confirmed three highly respected and strong constitutionalists in the United States Supreme Court was,” he said. said in a statement.
“It was such an honor for me to do so!”
Trump’s four-year term saw the appointment of three justices, which tilted the balance of the Supreme Court towards its current conservative majority.
Among those appointees were Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Connie Barrett, all of whom signed Friday’s majority decision.
Trump, whose statement carried the familiar scatter of capital letters, derided Democrats, the media, and “Rino” — a derogatory term for Republicans not right-wing enough — as the “enemy of the people.”
“Even though the radical left is doing everything in their power to destroy our country, your rights are being protected, the country is being protected, and there is still hope and time to save America. !
“I will never stop fighting for the greats of my nation!”
Trump, whose actions and inactions headlined congressional hearings storming the Capitol around January 6, 2021, is publicly considering making another run at the White House.
He was defeated by President Joe Biden in his bid for re-election in 2020, but he refused to accept the result.
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