This is more proof that everything Lord Damp Nut does is transactional (Axios, so all the weird bullets an emboldening is theirs):
Former President Donald Trump, in a book out Tuesday by Michael Wolff, says he is “very disappointed” in votes by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, his own hard-won nominee, and that he “hasn’t had the courage you need to be a great justice.”
Great Justice, in this instance, is being the totally owned property of the Trump Org. But I interrupted. Do continue.
Driving the news: “There were so many others I could have appointed, and everyone wanted me to,” Trump told Wolff in an interview for the cheekily titled “Landslide.”
- “Where would he be without me? I saved his life. He wouldn’t even be in a law firm. Who would have had him? Nobody. Totally disgraced. Only I saved him.” [snip]
- Over lunches in the private dining room adjoining the Oval Office, Trump used to reminisce about how he saved Kavanaugh by sticking by him.
- For Kavanaugh to not do Trump’s bidding on the matter of ultimate importance — overturning the election — was, in Trump’s mind, a betrayal of the highest order. [snip]
Wolff writes that Trump feels betrayed by all three justices he put on the court, including Neil Gorsuch and Amy Coney Barrett, but “reserved particular bile for Kavanaugh.”
- Recalling the brutal confirmation fight, Trump said: “Practically every senator called me … and said, ‘Cut him loose, sir, cut him loose. He’s killing us, Kavanaugh.’ … I said, ‘I can’t do that.'”
The sir is the tell, as the gamblers would say, that this is all bullshit. Did they have tears in their eyes, too. Also?
- “I had plenty of time to pick somebody else,” Trump continued. “I went through that thing and fought like hell for Kavanaugh — and I saved his life, and I saved his career. At great expense to myself … okay? I fought for that guy and kept him.”
“At great expense to myself.” Would someone please explain that to us? Did you pay off Kavanaugh’s gambling debts? Who did?
“I don’t want anything … but I am very disappointed in him, in his rulings,” Trump said.
- “I can’t even believe what’s happening. I’m very disappointed in Kavanaugh. I just told you something I haven’t told a lot of people. In retrospect, he just hasn’t had the courage you need to be a great justice. I’m basing this on more than just the election.”
I really think that Lord Damp Nut believes that he bought a cut-rate hack that would otherwise be living in a van down by the rivers and that the Virgin Mayor of Keg City owes him some sort of life-time allegiance. While I was struggling with a snarky way to phrase this, Betty Bowers just rattled off the perfect response: