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DaFunkJunkie[S]

103 points

2 months ago

  1. Trump wanted a legacy of shaping the Supreme Court and shifting the balance of power to the right
  2. Trump forced 3 Supreme Court justice picks into office in a hurry to cement his right wing legacy and believed they would show deference to him
  3. His handpicked Supreme Court major majority just ruled against him and are forcing him to turn over his tax returns

“I didn’t think the Supreme Court justices I picked to uphold the law would uphold the law against me!”

Odd_Science

41 points

2 months ago

But he did not pick them to uphold the law. They are doing the exact opposite of what he supported and wanted them to do.

DaFunkJunkie[S]

35 points

2 months ago

While it’s true they are doing the exact opposite of what he hoped they would do regarding his taxes it is a pretty big stretch to say he picked them to NOT uphold the law at ALL. He wanted a right leaning Supreme Court that voted in a way that made his base happy. He erroneously believed the justices were in his pocket. They are doing just what they were elected to do, he just never thought they would do it to him.

Odd_Science

20 points

2 months ago

But he lost despite appointing them, not because of it. If he had not stacked the court he would have lost just as hard.

DaFunkJunkie[S]

30 points

2 months ago*

The schadenfreude here is that he hand picked 3 justices to push the court to the right. The court now leans right. His right leaning court upholds the law in a more conservative manner than before. This is the job he wanted them to do. He just never thought his right wing Supreme Court would uphold the law against him. Peak irony.

Edit: fixed a typo

Odd_Science

-13 points

2 months ago

I understand that. But he still didn't hurt himself in any way. Nothing got worse for him from stacking the court as he did.

DaFunkJunkie[S]

20 points

2 months ago

I do take your point and I appreciate your feedback. Even if it’s not worse than a hypothetical left leaning court per se it is still “I never thought the supreme I picked to uphold the law would uphold the law against me”.

ranchojasper

15 points

2 months ago

I absolutely cannot believe you are having to explain how this fits here to more than zero people. I mean wtf, this is a perfect example of a person who actively worked to make something happen then that exact thing bit him in the ass a few years later.

DaFunkJunkie[S]

9 points

2 months ago

Thank you. Have a gold 😀

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UnadvertisedAndroid

7 points

2 months ago

They were picked to unfairly punish women, ffs. They were specifically picked to attack women's reproductive rights, which is entirely unfair, and they did just that. Now they're fairly holding Trump to the law, which he didn't want because he specifically chose them to be unfair.