President Donald Trump is the president who has appointed more and better judges in the history of the country.

According to an article in the Washington Examiner, President Trump has appointed, in less than three years, two Supreme Court justices and 50 Court of Appeals justices.

By contrast, his predecessors Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama each achieved a total of 62, 61, and 49 justices respectively in 8 years, and only two Supreme Court appointments each.

At the district court level, President Trump has appointed 132 of the 677 authorized judges and still has 42 candidates pending appointment.

Overall, Donald J. Trump is the president with the highest average number of confirmations in the nation’s history, despite constant attempts by Democrats to block his appointments.

One would have to go all the way to the presidency of Democrat Jimmy Carter to find an exception, and not on equal terms: Carter had a large majority in the Senate and no coordinated obstructive effort from Republican senators.

The Democrats’ constant obstruction is also unparalleled in history, since they have forced procedural “cloture” votes an astonishing 131 times on Trump’s judicial nominees, compared to only seven cloture votes in the first three years of all of the previous five presidencies combined.

In this feat, the president has had strong support from Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

However, President Trump must also thank former Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who in 2013 and with the idea of benefiting then-President Barack Obama approved a reform in the Senate that would no longer require 60 votes to confirm a judge.

According to the Washington Examiner, the decision was somewhat “shortsighted” because when the Republicans took control of the Senate in 2014, they stopped the confirmation of judges.

Thus, when President Trump was sworn in, he found a great opportunity to fill vacancies with a simple majority in addition to being able to replace dozens of Democrat-appointed judges who were beginning to retire.

And the president took the task of electing the country’s best judges to office very seriously, so much so that even the Vox media, highly critical of the president, acknowledged, “Based solely on objective legal credentials, the average Trump appointee has a far more impressive résumé than any past president’s nominees.”

“[President Trump] filled the bench with some of the smartest, and some of the most ideologically reliable, men and women to be found in the conservative movement,” Vox added.

This magistrate profile, said the Washington Examiner, “guarantees that that First and Second Amendment rights of free speech, free exercise of religion, and gun ownership will remain fully protected.”

“During his run for the presidency, Trump regularly and energetically promised to make a priority of putting well-credentialed conservatives of excellent character and scholarship on the federal bench. It is a promise he has kept, much to his credit and for the country’s greater good,” the Washington Examiner added.

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