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Trump says he wants Supreme Court nominee who will serve 40-45 years

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally in support of Rep. Kevin Cramer's run for Senate in Fargo, North Dakota, U.S., June 27, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

FARGO, N.D. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wants to pick a U.S. Supreme Court nominee who will serve on the court for 40 to 45 years.

“We have to pick one that’s there for 40 years, 45 years,” he told a rally in Fargo, North Dakota, hours after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham

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