Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released the names of eleven federal judges he would consider nominating to the Supreme Court to fill its open spot Wednesday. Whether or not his campaign team vetted the judges’ legal opinions, they definitely skipped social media.
One of the judges on the list, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, is also a prolific tweeter. Many of his tweets about Trump over the past year can be described as mocking at best, while others are clearly denunciatory.
Trump University, a sore spot for the Trump campaign, appears to be a common target.
“I just want to thank my coaches at Trump University summer basketball camp.”
—Kris Jenkins #NationalChampionship
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) April 5, 2016
Low-energy Trump University has never made it to #MarchMadness. Or even to the #NIT. Sad! ? pic.twitter.com/DWcfJOZkPu
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) March 15, 2016
What is the Trump University mascot?
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) March 11, 2016
Other tweets made fun of his rhetoric and compared him unfavorably to presidents like Abraham Lincoln.
“With malice toward none, with charity for all . . . except for all the losers, clowns, and dummies.”
—President Donald Lincoln
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) August 7, 2015
One tweet pointed to a poll showing that “even avowed socialist Bernie Sanders” would thrash Trump in the general election.
• Trump tops GOP pack
• But every Dem—even avowed socialist Bernie Sanders—thumps Trump pic.twitter.com/BpanZVTz7f
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) July 30, 2015
Others, like this Easter tweet, clearly come across as critical of Trump’s comments towards evangelicals.
Trump to “the evangelicals”—
“I’ll be the best thing that’s ever happened to them.”
ps—Happy Easter, everyone! pic.twitter.com/a1mGbY8a9p
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) March 9, 2016
Another indicated that Trump might secretly be liberal justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in disguise.
Can’t wait till Trump rips off his face Mission Impossible-style & reveals a laughing Ruth Bader Ginsburg. pic.twitter.com/LieabD35zb
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) August 27, 2015
In one truly ironic tweet, Willett expressed horror just thinking about the kind of judge Trump would nominate to the Supreme Court.
Donald Trump haiku—
Who would the Donald
Name to #SCOTUS? The mind reels.
*weeps—can’t finish tweet* pic.twitter.com/a326AP0mN1
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) June 16, 2015
Safe to say, Justice Willett prooooobably won’t end up getting the nod in the end.
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