On this morning’s “State of the Union” on CNN, Republican front-runner Donald Trump told Jake Tapper that he generally supports affirmative action and was disappointed with comments Justice Antonin Scalia made during oral arguments in a case the Supreme Court heard this week regarding affirmative action standards at the University of Texas:
Trump takes issues with Scalia on affirmative action: "I don't like what he said … I actually saw it in print, and I'm going … 'whoa!'"
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) December 13, 2015
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 13, 2015
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 13, 2015
Trump’s position, however, goes against what most conservatives think. We a) don’t like affirmative action and b) feel the attacks on Justice Scalia from the left have been unfounded:
So to review: Trump is currently in favor of affirmative action, tax hikes, single payer health care, and the State seizing private land.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) December 13, 2015
Phony Scalia controversy my least favorite thing lately. Of course those who are academically competitive don't need demographic favoritism.
— Kevin D. Williamson (@KevinNR) December 14, 2015
No, Scalia's 'Less-Advanced' Schools Remark Wasn't Racist – Michael McGough, LAT Wednesday’s oral argument in t… https://t.co/3exNxHVixM
— IrritatedWoman™ (@irritatedwoman) December 10, 2015
Don't let that one Scalia quote fool you. This was a fascinating oral argument on affirmative action. https://t.co/RPrgfpaJFH
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) December 12, 2015
We’re eager to see how the awful New York Daily News handles Trump’s attack on Scalia as the paper called Scalia a racist the other day:
So now the New York Daily News is a fan of Trump’s?
And just to further confuse things, at a townhall in South Carolina on Saturday, Trump named Scalia as one of his favorite justices:
Donald Trump asked to name favorite SCOTUS justice. He says Alito and Scalia are "terrific," and Thomas is "highly under-rated."
— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) December 12, 2015
Scalia is terrific, but not when he’s upholding conservative principles? This needs a little more discussion, please.