“We will announce someone fantastic!”, The American president launched on Friday evening (local time), at a campaign rally at Newport News, in Virginia, without saying more about his election.
“I think tomorrow (Saturday) will be a great day!”, He added in front of an enthusiastic crowd, which applauded the evocation of this announcement, less than 40 days before the presidential elections.
The Republican billionaire will officially confirm on Saturday, at 17.00 local time (Sunday, 0.00, Romanian time), from the White House, the name of Amy Coney Barrett, a magistrate known for her traditionalist religious beliefs.
She is to succeed the progressive “RBG”, a feminist symbol, who died last week of cancer.
Donald Trump has embarked on the process to anchor the Supreme Court in the long run in conservatism, in the context in which the judges of the Court are appointed for life.
Democrats strongly oppose, arguing that he should wait for the election before throwing the institution into the Conservative camp, which cuts down major societal issues in the United States, such as abortion or the right to bear firearms.
If her candidate is confirmed, as expected, by the Republican majority Senate, only three progressive judges out of the nine magistrates will be part of the Supreme Court.
Asked earlier on Friday, Trump replied that “I did not say it was her, but she is extraordinary.”
Did he make a decision? “In my mind, yes.”
The election of Amy Coney Barrett, a 48-year-old practicing Catholic who is a mother of seven and a staunch opponent of abortion, could galvanize the conservative religious electorate, which Donald Trump has largely relied on. four years old.
At a campaign rally on Friday in Florida, a state where Latin American voting is crucial, Trump said his Democratic rival Joe Biden was “very bad with Hispanics.”
Then in Georgia, he said he “did more for the community of color in 47 months – than Joe Biden in 47 years.”
Republican sources quoted by the American press do not rule out the possibility of a “last-minute change of mind” of the White House tenant regarding his election to the Supreme Court.
“As far as we know, he did not talk to other candidates,” writes The New York Times (NYT).
The other lesser-known favorite was Barbara Lagoa.
Born in Florida 52 years ago to princes who fled Fidel Castro’s communist regime, she could have been a major political asset for Donald Trump in this southern state, potentially decisive in the presidential election.
She is a “formidable woman” and a “Hispanic,” said the Republican, who announced Friday night that they had not met in person.
The magistrate appointed by the White House tenant on Saturday is to be later confirmed by the Senate – by a simple majority.
Despite democratic protests, the upper house of Congress is set to rule ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
A sign of political tensions, Trump retreated in boos on Thursday in front of the remains of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at the entrance to the Supreme Court.
Exactly one week after his death, at the age of 87, “RBG” received the last solemn tributes to the United States Copitoli on Friday, in the presence of the Democratic candidate for the White House and his race partner Kamala Harris.
“Today, Judge Ginsburg made history one last time,” the former US vice president wrote on Twitter.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the first woman to receive such a tribute in the United States Congress and the first person of Jewish faith.
Before her, the remains of Rosa Parks, a representative of the civil rights struggle, were deposited in a roundabout in 2005.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is to be buried in privacy next week at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington.
Covered with the American flag, his coffin left the Capitol through an honor guard made up, mostly, of Republican and Democratic women.
This is a rare sign of unity in a deeply divided America.