Donald Trump and sister Maryanne Trump Barry (via trumpwatch.wordpress.com)

Trump: Sister who defended partial-birth abortion a potential SCOTUS nominee

In an interview with Bloomberg Politics, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to a question about his sister, senior Third Circuit Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, by saying she would make “one of the best” Supreme Court Justices.

But in his pro-life book The Party of Death, National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru recounts that Barry has ruled against the constitutionality of banning partial-birth abortion. Barry wrote that one such law in New Jersey was “based on semantic machinations, irrational line-drawing, and an obvious attempt to inflame public opinion instead of logic or medical evidence.”

After striking it down in a previous case, the US Supreme Court upheld the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in 2007’s Gonzales v. Carhart.

Trump did, however, say on the prospect of nominating his sister should he become President, “We will have to rule that out now, at least,” though he did not make clear whether he meant he would never nominate her, or if he was simply alluding to his earlier-stated contention that it was too early to discuss presidential nominees.

Trump has sent mixed messages on abortion during his campaign. He has declared that he is “very, very proud” to identify as pro-life following a conversion he attributes to personal friends who chose life after considering abortion. He has also expressed willingness to risk a government shutdown to defund Planned Parenthood, but he has wavered on that pledge, suggesting the abortion giant still deserves taxpayer dollars for performing other health services.

  • HOFFHACK

    Come on you Idiots! It is his sister! What is he supposed to say? Besides, she would be over 80 years old when he gets elected! He was just saying nice things about his older Sister you Chuckleheads! He may not even be aware of the case you are talking about! It happened 8 years ago!

    • harryrinma

      Hey Pickle Puss HACK! He SAID she would make a good SCOTUS JUSTICE! That ain’t just saying something generically nice. He was specific. You trying to rationalize plain Trumpian for what you would like to be reality? Are you ‘so pro-life’ that you will gamble Trump didn’t mean what he ACTUALLY said?! How loose do you hold on to pro-life?? There very well could be up to 2-3 SCOTUS replacements next term. I think the Unborn would like you to be more solid on their lives. Some of the real GOP candidates records on pro-life are good to awesome (LifeNews highly praised Scot Walker, for example).
      How much are you going to gamble Unborn l9ives for the sake of holding on to a chameleon, ungodly-mouthed, sinful, self-worshipping thin-skinned narcissist?

      • HOFFHACK

        Yeah, like you would vote for any Republican! He was just saying nice things about his aging Sister you Chucklehead!

        • harryrinma

          No, Picklehead – you turn a specific into a vague generality and hence do not deal honestly with words.

          NATIONAL REVIEW – AUG 27, 2015: “Donald Trump told Mark Halperin yesterday that his sister, a federal judge, would be a “phenomenal” Supreme Court justice.”

          That is speeecific.
          Do justice to the English language.
          Do not gamble the next 1-3 SCOTUS justice choices to such an ungodly, vile, waffling, multi-changing chameleon.
          I would ONLY vote Republican, BTW. If you think otherwise just because I don’t like Trump, you are sadly deluded and need to be intellectually honest and biblical in your mind (Rom 12:1-2).

          • HOFFHACK

            Boy, you seem to have an obsession with “Pickles!” I only hope the suicide hot lines are working election night, because when Trump wins, ‘YOU’RE GONNA NEED ONE!”
            .
            130 COMMENTS AND ONLY 90 VOTES! GO HAUNT HUFFINGTON WHERE YOU BELONG!

          • harryrinma

            Boy, you seem to have an obsession with “CHUCKLES!” I only hope the
            suicide hot lines are working BEFORE ALL PRIMARIES ARE THROUGH, because when Trump LOSES,
            ‘YOU’RE GONNA NEED ONE!”

            Trump loves the unscientific Drudge, Time, SurveyMonkey polls 0- shows he is pulling to the wool over yer eyes. Ditto for Newsmax. Your thin-skinned, self-worshiping, spiritually idolatrous, narcissist, verbal septic tank will not win. To blather about Huffington Post to me when you are willingly following a chameleon who switched political parties 6-7 times, and his positions more, who flip flopped this year alone, who has a de facto “touch back AMNESTY” view (lie buy asserting he will deport all the 11 million – actually much higher – illegal immigrants and just turn around, let millions of the “good ones” back and “expedite the process”), who wants to accept a lot of the ‘refugees’ into the US when there are warnings ISIL, AL QAEDA wants to use that to bring their terrorists into countries is a betrayal of conservatism and sanity.
            Trump is a pseudo-Republican version of ‘Hope & Change’ Obama mania of 2008 – and you are falling for it because you are lazy to honestly research Trump (I liked his interviews before examining him and now have +60MB of research) and just follow devoutly like a religion this fake who tells you what ‘your itching ears wants to hear’.

          • harryrinma

            HACK – Here’s part of Trump’s opportunistic, unstable 6-7 times he switched parties. I know of NO ONE who has done this much (not even close! Not even Arlen Spector!), more than Obama has switched his public position on same-sex ‘marriage’:

            IN NEW YORK, TRUMP’S RECORD ON
            ‘PARTY-SWITCH MUSICAL CHAIRS’:

            REPUBLICAN President “RONALD REAGAN”
            (1981-1989):

            → 1987:
            REPUBLICAN
            – JULY 1=PARTIAL YEAR 1:

            → 1988:
            REPUBLICAN
            – FULL Year 1 of 12.

            REPUBLICAN President “RONALD REAGAN”
            (1981-1989):

            REPUBLICAN President “GEORGE HW BUSH” (1989-1993):

            → 1989:
            REPUBLICAN
            – FULL Year 2 of 12.

            → 1990:
            REPUBLICAN
            – FULL Year 3 of 12.

            → 1991:
            REPUBLICAN
            – FULL Year 4 of 12.

            → 1992:
            REPUBLICAN
            – FULL Year 5 of 12.

            REPUBLICAN President “GEORGE HW BUSH” (1989-1993):

            DEMOCRAT President “BILL CLINTON”
            (1993-2001):

            → 1993:
            REPUBLICAN
            – FULL Year 6 of 12.

            → 1994:
            REPUBLICAN
            – FULL Year 7 of 12.

            → 1995:
            REPUBLICAN
            – FULL Year 8 of 12.

            → 1996:
            REPUBLICAN
            – FULL Year 9 of 12.

            → 1997:
            REPUBLICAN
            – FULL Year 10 of 12.

            → 1998:
            REPUBLICAN
            – FULL Year 11 of 12.

            → 1999: REPUBLICAN
            – PART: Year 12 of 12 =
            Jan 1 – Oct xx.

            → 1999: INDEPENDENCE
            PARTY – Oct xx – Jan 31 (?).

            → 2000:
            INDEPENDENCE PARTY
            (for LESS than 2 YRS).

            ++ Xxx
            2000 – RAN FOR REFORM PARTY
            PRESIDENTIAL NOMIN.

            ++ SEPT 2000
            – WON REFORM PARTY CALIF
            PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY.

            ++ Xxx
            2000 – DROPPED OUT of REFORM PARTY
            PRESIDENTIAL RACE.

            ++ STILL a member of the
            INDEPENDENCE PARTY.

            DEMOCRAT President “BILL CLINTON”
            (1993-2001):

            REPUBLICAN President “GEORGE W. BUSH”
            (2001-2009):

            → 2001:
            INDEPENDENCE PARTY
            – Jan 1 – AUG 5/6.

            → 2001:
            DEMOCRAT – AUG 6/9 = (partial) YEAR 1 of 8.

            → 2002:
            DEMOCRAT – YEAR 2 of 8.

            → 2003:
            DEMOCRAT – YEAR 3 of 8.

            → 2004:
            DEMOCRAT – YEAR 4 of 8.

            → 2005:
            DEMOCRAT – YEAR 5 of 8.

            → 2006:
            DEMOCRAT – YEAR 6 of 8.

            → 2007:
            DEMOCRAT – YEAR 7 of 8.

            → 2008:
            DEMOCRAT – YEAR 8a of 8.

            REPUBLICAN President “GEORGE W. BUSH”
            (2001-2009):

            DEMOCRAT Prsidnt “BARACK OBAMA”
            (2009-2015/16):

            → 2009:
            DEMOCRAT – PART: YEAR 8b of 8 = Jan 1 – Sept xx.

            → 2009:
            REPUBLICAN – SEPT xx – DEC 31.

            → 2010:
            REPUBLICAN.

            * 2011:
            3rd PARTY THREAT=1st TIME
            – IN 2011 (Might run 4 pres).

            → 2011:
            REPUBLICAN
            – 11ish MONTHS until: DEC 20/31?.

            → 2012:
            UNENROLLED: Jan 1 – Feb 1.

            → 2012:
            REPUBLICAN: Feb 2 – Dec 31.

            → 2013:
            REPUBLICAN.

            → 2014:
            REPUBLICAN.

            → 2015:
            REPUBLICAN. Announced run as ‘Republican’
            for PRESIDENT.

            * 2015:
            3rd PARTY THREAT=2nd TIME– IN 2015.

          • harryrinma

            HACK, here’s a poll:
            POLL:
            Is It Better For The Presidential Candidate To Have Served as:
            40% – Governor.
            23% – Senator
            23% – Private Sector Contender
            ~ SOURCE: USA Today/Suffolk University poll, July 2 – 12, 2015. Poll of 1,000 Adults, MoE:+/-3%.

          • harryrinma

            HACK – READ:
            “In an interview with Bloomberg Politics, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to a question about his sister, senior Third Circuit Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, by saying she would make “one of the best” SUPREME COURT JUSTICES.
            “But in his pro-life book The Party of Death, National Review
            senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru recounts that Barry has ruled AGAINST the constitutionality of banning partial-birth abortion. Barry wrote that one such law in New Jersey was “based on semantic machinations, irrational line-drawing, and an obvious attempt to inflame public opinion instead of logic or medical evidence.””

          • harryrinma

            Golly, you deleted a post of yours – or did LifeActionNews. Interesting? Why would you or LifeActionNews do that?
            Hhhhmmm.
            I noticed you didn’t address the SPECIFICS that Trump said – he LIKES to
            have his PRO-PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION LEFTIST sister judge on SCOTUS.
            Quite specific. Typical of those who take Trump as a religious-level,
            blind devotion. You don;’t care about the pro-life issue when it gets in
            the way of Trumpianity.
            If your pro-life ‘convictions’ are
            conditional upon defending trump at all costs, or anywhere close to
            that, then you are no longer an actual pro-lifer who defends the Unborn.
            A conditional pro-lifer is not a pro-lifer at all.
            That’s a fact.

          • harryrinma

            What a godly, decent, accurate, self-controlled, Biblically-minded, sweet-hearted ‘Christian’ ready to smear and rant his way through 4-8 years!:

            2015 – SEPTEMBER 14 @ 6:50ish (CT/’CST’) PM:

            TRUMP: There’s a group of pundits out there.

            I DON’T THINK THEY’RE SMART!

            I think they PRETEND THEY’RE SMART.

            You know. They wear those HEAVY GLASSES [Mocking those with bad eyesight].

            They look and they look – and I’m not talking about Perry …

            I’m talking about the guys that sit around the tables, and they talk about US.

            They talk about ME. And they say, ‘well..’. MOST of them say ‘We think he’s gonna win’. You know. Can you believe it?

            We still have a few out there. The HATRED is INCREDIBLE. It’s SO INCREDIBLE.

            ABSOLUTE HATRED.

            Watch some of these guys. This guy – should I mention names? [Audience shouts yes]

            OK. I WILL. [Audience laughs] [He would have if he did not ramble and wander from the thought]

            The problem is that when I mention them, they CAN NEVER, EVER SUPPORT ME.

            THAT’S the problem. [I.E. – ‘I would love to, if it wasn’t politically bad for me’.] ….

            GEORGE WILL is a DISASTER.

            The guy’s a DISASTER.

            Honestly.

            Another one. KARL ROVE.

            No, he’s TERRIBLE.

            TERRIBLE.

            He’s TERRIBLE.

            He still thinks Mitt Romney won!

            He’s still goin’ around, [with a mocking voice & facial expression:]
            saying, ‘I think he won!’.

            This guy raised – think of this – he ought to be in Wall Street. He raises money pretty well. He raised last cycle, the last presidential cycle, the last presidential election, he raised $434 million.

            And DIDN’T WIN ONE RACE. [LIE. “Big time”. ]

            Can you believe that? [No. You are lying and smearing again. ‘Viciously’.]

            Can you believe it? [Again – NO. You LIED. Honesty
            DIED.] ….

            So, KARL ROVE, every night …. [Yet another break of
            thought]

            You know. SOME of these guys like GEORGE WILL and KARL ROVE. There are a few others, but those I’ll mention.

            They’re like … [Break of thought again:] Anybody
            in the real estate business? Right? A couple of us.

            I love real estate. [Indirectly bragging since he has all of his real estate?]

            Let me just tell you [break of thought]. …..

            [Now that he has rambled and erratically jumped around, stopping thoughts,
            zips into another, etc, he gets back to what he said before somewhere above:]

            But. You LOOK at some of these guys and they’re LIKE BOILERS!

            Kay [OK]? Real estate.

            They’re LIKE BOILERS. [Went off topic again.] …..

            But I saw KARL ROVE on a show [FNC?] the other night.

            And the name ‘Trump” came up. You could see, it was LIKE A BOILER, READY TO EXPLODE!

            ‘Ahhy yaaaaayaaaa yahuhhh! [Acting wacky and mockingly ranting this buffonery]

            I think they guy’s A TOTAL, INCOMPETENT
            JERK. [His audience laughs. One guy w/cowboy hat
            jumps up laughing, clapping and ‘punches’ the air a few times in glee.]

            [TRUMP is not truthful here and/or abysmally ignorant and does not care to know facts before slime-throwing more venom. Rove was nothing near Trump’s childish warping of reality. Trump spreads a lie about Rove &
            American Crossroads election record, BTW.]

            But I would say this.

            ANYBODY WHO GIVES HIM – KARL ROVE – and
            OTHERS [Incomplete sentence]. The GROUP OF
            LOSERS.

            ANYBODY WHO GIVES THEM MONEY – YOU’RE LOSERS YOURSELVES!

            It doesn’t make sense!

            Cuz they don’t know what they’re doing.

            ~ Donald Trump, Dallas TX campaign speech, September 14, 2015, live: “On The Record with Greta Van Susteren”, September 14, 2015.

        • harryrinma

          I noticed you didn’t address the SPECIFICS that Trump said – he LIKES to have his PRO-PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION LEFTIST sister judge on SCOTUS. Quite specific. Typical of those who take Trump as a religious-level, blind devotion. You don;’t care about the pro-life issue when it gets in the way of Trumpianity.
          If your pro-life ‘convictions’ are conditional upon defending trump at all costs, or anywhere close to that, then you are no longer an actual pro-lifer who defends the Unborn.
          A conditional pro-lifer is not a pro-lifer at all.

          • HOFFHACK

            Yawn! Go haunt a house or something, will you!

          • harryrinma

            Great exercise on intellect. About the same as your command of the English language when you read it WHEN it does not favor your devotion to Trump. Why REALLY care about the Unborn more than reading simple English when it would besmirch your idol, Lord Trump?
            READ:
            “In an interview with Bloomberg Politics, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded to a question about his sister, senior Third Circuit Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, by saying she would make “one of the best” SUPREME COURT JUSTICES.
            “But in his pro-life book The Party of Death, National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru recounts that Barry has ruled AGAINST the constitutionality of banning partial-birth abortion. Barry wrote that one such law in New Jersey was “based on semantic machinations, irrational line-drawing, and an obvious attempt to inflame public opinion instead of logic or medical evidence.””

  • harryrinma

    NATIONAL REVIEW – AUG 27, 2015: “Donald Trump told Mark Halperin yesterday that his
    sister, a federal judge, would be a “phenomenal” Supreme Court justice.”