FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Say He Nominated Amy Coney Barrett Because She Is ‘Better Looking’?

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Say He Nominated Amy Coney Barrett Because She Is ‘Better Looking’?


An image shared on Facebook claims President Donald Trump said he nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court because she is “much, much better looking than the women we have had” on the bench.

Verdict: False

There is no record of Trump making the remarks.

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Fact Check:

The image, which appears in the format of a transcript, alleges Trump made the comment in response to unidentified reporters asking, “Can you tell us your biggest reason for the choice of Amy Barrett?” It has circulated widely on social media amid Barrett’s confirmation hearings for her nomination to the Supreme Court.

Here’s the full quote attributed to Trump in the image:

Well, you know you have to look at what we have had in the court. I think, I think it’s important that they have a good image, they need a terrific image, so people will see they can, believe me. I’m not saying any names, but you look at those people, and they are not that nice, not nice to look at, not at all. I think Amy is much, much better looking than the women we have had. I think people know this, they

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