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 (@Oliver Willis) 1594304037.0
Betrayed by Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. #MAGA #KAG2020 Poor @realDonaldTrump...no one ever stands up for him. https://t.co/85PZjwvhaM— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson) 1594304402.0
BOOM! Democracy wins, Trump loses! #TrumpTaxes https://t.co/unEmxXbbyb— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern) 1594304253.0
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 (@Middle Age Riot) 1594304353.0
Guys, both KAVANAUGH AND GORSUCH concurred that New York can get Trump's taxes. Trump's two handpicked justices ru… https://t.co/D7SlBMDYpv— Red (@Red) 1594304260.0
Hahahahahaha https://t.co/ggY9vmyqSN— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1594304906.0
All in all, it’s a straightforward application of Jones v. Clinton, and it’s a huge loss for Trump.— George Conway (@George Conway) 1594304676.0
@pbump When both “your” judges vote against you @realDonaldTrump 🤣🤣🤣— 🇺🇸 Nia Bloom 🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸 Nia Bloom 🇺🇸) 1594304324.0
Trump's legal claims failed, 7-2. The NY case will go back to the trial court, and Trump can try other arguments,… https://t.co/VJqx9Zqoi1— Neal Katyal (@Neal Katyal) 1594304171.0
I'm guessing trump wants a refund on Kavanaugh and Gorsuch, who both voted against him. 😂— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!) 1594304916.0
Am I reading this right? Freaking KAVANAUGH went against Trump?!?!? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/kLuCpUOpaM— Greg Olear (@Greg Olear) 1594304187.0
Trump after Gorsuch and Kavanaugh ruled in favor of subpoenaing his financial records: https://t.co/JIm1ouWD3d— Siraj Hashmi (@Siraj Hashmi) 1594305117.0