CNN’s John King Highlights Trump’s Success in Reshaping the Federal Courts
KING: "Welcome back. When the president was on Capitol Hill yesterday meeting with senators, one thing he asked for, more confirmations of his judicial picks. This is an area that doesn't get a ton of attention, but the president is making a lot of progress, and it’s an area where his conservative base is very happy with the President. So far, 38 judges have been confirmed, not including Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court. So you could make that 39 if you count the Supreme Court, but 21 court of appeals judges, approved, confirmed under the Trump presidency. 17 U.S. district court judges confirmed during the rump presidency. How does that match up? Well, let's take a look. This is the court of appeals. The President running ahead of the five presidents who served before him. He likes that, he likes to be able to say, 'Look at me, I’m 21.' Obama, Bush, Clinton, H.W. Bush, Reagan — Donald Trump leading the pack there."