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Fox Trumps Bush: SCOTUS Nominee Is Definitely Clement

Reported by Melanie - July 19, 2005

Is it True or is it a Distraction?

There was a major and very revealing slip of the tongue on Your World w/Neil Cavuto today (July 19, 2005).

At 4:06 p.m. ET, Donald Trump came on for a telephone interview about what he's looking for in a Supreme Court nominee. Bear in mind, Bush will announce his pick to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET.

There's how the exchange between Cavuto and Trump began:

Cavuto: "Who do you want, or what do you want to see, specifically, out of the future Supreme Court justice?"

Trump: "Well, first of all, I think it was a great choice from a lot of standpoints, including the fact that it was a woman..."

Cavuto interrupts: "Well, it's not definite, to be fair Donald. The speculation is that it could be this Judge Clement but it might not be."

Trump: "Oh, well, I had heard that it was. But I only heard it from you, so that's all the news that's fit to print."

Comment: Two minutes earlier Brit Hume said that any discussion about the nominee being Clement was way out of line and pure speculation.

This could be a deception or it could be real. If it's a deception, did Donald Trump knowingly participate? If so, it could speak to the willingness of the ruling class to participate in duping we mere mortals.

If it's not a deception, it could speak to how "inside information" flies amongst the ruling class and about how much inside information Fox really has. It could also prove Hume lied when he said a discussion about Clement being the nominee was pure speculation.

Either way, Fox appears to be working for the White House.

UPDATE: 8:15 p.m. ET: Apparently Bush's nominee is John G. Roberts, Jr..

UPDATE
: 9:00 p.m. ET: Bush's nominee is John G. Roberts, Jr.

I think the exchange between Cavuto and Trump is more intriguing than ever now. Hey, these guys are desperate. They'll move mountains for a few hours of political gain. The bottom line: Anything But Rove.

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