CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think it will have a dramatic effect in doing that. The one thing holding back people who've resisted supporting Trump or at least the major thing is the fear of what a Clinton presidency would do to the Supreme Court and how it would change it for a generation.
Now you get a list of 11 who are quite sterling, three of them clerked for Justice Thomas, two of them for Justice Scalia. The six federal judges all appointed by George W. which means they are conservative, and they are relatively young. So this is a future looking list.
The only caveat is what you and I heard in the interview on Hannity tonight where Trump said his appointee will most likely be from this list. Not going to be, but most likely. How do you interpret that? I don't know. He always leaves himself wiggle room. He says he likes to have leverage. He keeps the leverage, but what he does is to kindle a little bit of doubt.
BRET BAIER: We're going to have a story about the possible third party threat. Does this, he told me this was going to happen a couple of weeks ago. But I projected that I thought it was going to happen closer to the convention. I wonder if that talk and the concern about conservatives, kind of moved up the timeline and if that affects that possible run.
KRAUTHAMMER: That probably was a factor. But the other factor is by doing something like this, to assuage a significant number of conservatives, he gives cover, Trump gives cover, allows some conservatives held back to come out and support him and say now I'm not worried so much about the Supreme Court. And I think that's going to be a very important step. It starts this sort of cascade of who's going to come out and support Trump. And once it starts, it's not going to stop.