(CNSNews.com) - President Donald Trump is demanding that former Vice President Joe Biden unveil the names of judges he would appoint if he wins the presidency.
The next president might need to nominate two to five Supreme Court justices, he said.
“Remember this, I am saying, I'm demanding, actually a list. Let Biden put up a list of the judges he’s going to appoint … like I did. I had 25, and we’re going to take it out of that list. We’re going to be announcing a list over the next couple of weeks. He can't do it,” Trump said, speaking at the first day of the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
The president said that it won’t be Biden’s choice in who he will appoint to the high court. It will be up to the radical left members of the Democratic Party.
“He would appoint -- it's not him. He has no choice. The radical left will demand that he appoints super radical left wild, crazy justices going into the Supreme Court. Your American dream will be dead if that happens. It will be dead,” he said.
Trump said he had two Supreme Court nominations during his presidency, while some presidents have had none.
“I have had two in a relatively short period of time. I will tell you that the next one could have two, three, four and even five, the next president. This is so important whether you're talking about life, whether you're talking about Second Amendment, whether you're talking about military. We have to do this. We have to win this election,” the president said.
“We appointed 300 new judges by the end of the first term,” the president said, which he attributed to former President Barack Obama holding almost half that number for his successor, which Obama assumed would be Hillary Clinton.
“We will have appointed 300 -- unheard of number. That's because President Obama was very nice, and he gave me 142 openings. Historically you get no openings. When you become president, first question, you say how many judges? They say none, sir,” Trump said.
“We will have appointed 300, could be even more than that by the end of the first term. I sat down. First day I said, how many judges do I get to appoint? They said sir, 142. He thought Hillary was going to win. Right? The Republicans didn't make it easy, let's say. If you have enough time there’s not much anybody can do about it,” he said.
“We ended up with 142 judges, and then we’ve added many, many. We’re going to end up with 300 and two great Supreme Court justices,” the president said.