President Donald Trump faced a stinging defeat on Thursday after the United States Supreme Court ruled that he cannot block a subpoena for his financial records from New York County District Attorney Cy Vance.
What made the decision particularly notable was the fact that both of President Trump’s picks for the Supreme Court — Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — ruled against him in the case.
Given that Trump has made his nominations of SCOTUS justices a cornerstone of his 2020 reelection campaign, many Twitter users pounced on the news to mock the president’s loss at the hands of his own Supreme Court picks.
Check out some reactions below.
they're all laughing at you @realDonaldTrump
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) July 9, 2020
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 9, 2020
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) July 9, 2020
Needless to say, Donald Trump is going to fight a lot harder against releasing his taxes than he has against COVID-19.#TrumpTaxes
— Middle Age Riot (@middleageriot) July 9, 2020
Guys, both KAVANAUGH AND GORSUCH concurred that New York can get Trump's taxes.
Trump's two handpicked justices ruled against him.
— Red (@Redpainter1) July 9, 2020
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) July 9, 2020
All in all, it’s a straightforward application of Jones v. Clinton, and it’s a huge loss for Trump.
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) July 9, 2020
When both “your” judges vote against you @realDonaldTrump 🤣🤣🤣
— Nia Bloom (@NiaBloom6) July 9, 2020
Trump's legal claims failed, 7-2. The NY case will go back to the trial court, and Trump can try other arguments, but his claims before SCOTUS flopped. He only got 2 votes.
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) July 9, 2020
I'm guessing trump wants a refund on Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, who both voted against him. 😂
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 9, 2020
Am I reading this right? Freaking KAVANAUGH went against Trump?!?!?
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) July 9, 2020
Trump after Gorsuch and Kavanaugh ruled in favor of subpoenaing his financial records: pic.twitter.com/JIm1ouWD3d
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) July 9, 2020