Bonjean: The list won Trump the White House. Now Democrats are using it against him.

July 2, 2018

The list has focused media coverage on potential choices and reinforced the theme that Trump is looking at qualified individuals with proven records that are right of center, said Ron Bonjean, who handled White House communications during the Gorsuch confirmation.

“Doing this sends a direct message to conservatives and outside groups in order to stoke enthusiasm that the president is considering judicial nominees that are right up their alley,” Bonjean said. “As Trump shortens the list, it creates a buildup of news coverage and suspense about who will be the final choice.”

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