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President Donald Trump on Tuesday criticized calls by some Democrats and liberals for packing the Supreme Court with more justices and endorsed changes to make social media “fair” to conservative voices.
Trump hosted a visit by Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, to the White House, where they held a joint press conference in the Rose Garden.
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Asked about proposals to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court—advanced by a number of Democrats running for president, as well as former Attorney General Eric Holder—Trump said it was a strategy for a political party that can’t win elections.
“If they can’t catch up through the ballot box by winning an election, they want to to try doing that in a different way,” Trump told reporters. “We would have no interest in that whatsoever. That will never happen. It won’t happen. I guarantee you it won’t happen for six years.”
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The Senate has confirmed two Trump nominees to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
In his opening remarks at the press conference, the Brazilian president sought to express how similar he is to the American president. Bolsonaro, who took office on Jan. 1 and will turn 64 on Thursday, has been called “the Trump of the Tropics.”
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“May I say that Brazil and the U.S. stand side by side in their efforts to ensure liberty and respect for traditional family lifestyles with respect to God, against the gender ideology, and against politically correct attitudes and against fake news,” Bolsonaro said.
Later in the press conference, Trump picked up the “fake news” theme when addressing social media companies and their suspected censorship of conservatives.
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“You look at the networks, you look at the news, you look at the newscasts. I call it fake news. I’m very proud to hear the [Brazilian] president call...
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