On Sunday during a press briefing President Trump said it was “disgraceful” his new Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was being criticized on the basis of her catholic faith.
Trump said, “We have noticed some comments made In the media about my incredibly qualified nominee, Amy.”
The New York Times reported that her religion is not consistent with American values. “she’s catholic.”
“that’s a very disgraceful thing to say,” trump said Sunday on the critique.
Apparently, Trump was referring to opinion piece by a catholic writer, that was published by the Times on Saturday.
Trump said, “I don’t think they’re comedians because comedians are supposed to be funny, they’re nasty. They are mean. they think they’re funny,” however, President Trump didn’t mention names.
“I thought we settled this 60 years ago with the election of John F. Kennedy, they are basically fighting a major religion in our country. This is incredible”
The president was basically saying that he was disappointed to see what he perceived as anti-Catholic bias in a nation that elected a catholic abortion.
At the briefing Trump was joined by two political allies in former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Christie commented and said, “it’s obvious what they’re doing, she will be strong. She will be tough. And she will stand up for what she believes in.”
Giuliani added and said, “I think the article in the New York Times today reveals a very strong anti-Catholic bias. It says in the article that Catholicism and the American ethos contradict each other. What is the American ethos? It’s their version of it.”
“And then it is saying that Catholics have difficulty separating public and private morality, I don’t have difficulty separating public and private morality. So, what I see is the beginning of a really strong anti-Catholic attack.” Giuliani continued.
It is reported that confirmations hearings on Barrett are scheduled to begin during the week of October 12.