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Trump says he's "interviewed" four potential Supreme Court picks

Trump with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte
Trump and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte ahead of their meeting. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Ahead of his meeting with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, President Trump said he interviewed with four potential Supreme Court picks Monday, and will meet with two or three others before announcing his decision on Monday.

Why it matters: The behind-the-scenes plotting to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who retired on Wednesday, has happened a rapid pace. Trump and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell have been pushing to get Kennedy's replacement confirmed prior to the midterm elections, despite pushback from Democrats to wait until after November.