Donald Trump released the names of his potential picks for the Supreme Court on Wednesday. And at least one of them, Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, doesn’t appear to view the presumptive Republican nominee with the same regard.
Willett, one of 11 judges on Trump’s list, has a rather extensive history of mocking the brash billionaire on Twitter. The justice is something of a social media maven and frequently tweets out jokes and memes.
Last August, Willett tweeted that he’d rather “vote for Deez Mutts” than for Trump or Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
I would vote for “Deez Mutts.” ???? pic.twitter.com/WCl7XQGFdS
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) August 21, 2015
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) May 17, 2016
The 49-year-old, who has served on the Texas Supreme Court since 2005, frequently mimics Trump’s attack lines.
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) March 15, 2016
I hit within inches of the hole & then Lyin’ Louis gets a hole-in-one by banking off my ball?! Bad system! Sad! https://t.co/OfmDmHLw9E
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) April 10, 2016
On Easter, Willett figuratively face-palmed the prospect of a President Trump.
Trump to “the evangelicals"—
"I’ll be the best thing that’s ever happened to them.”
ps—Happy Easter, everyone! pic.twitter.com/a1mGbY8a9p
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) March 9, 2016
Last month, Willett skewered Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S. southern border and have Mexico pay for it.
“We’ll rebuild the Death Star. It’ll be amazing, believe me. And the rebels will pay for it.”
—Darth Trump pic.twitter.com/y25LADg15J
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) April 8, 2016
And shortly after Trump launched his presidential campaign, Willett wondered who the former “Celebrity Apprentice” star might nominate to the nation’s highest court.
Donald Trump haiku—
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) June 16, 2015
Reached in Austin on Wednesday, Willett declined to comment after he was informed his name was on Trump’s SCOTUS shortlist, telling reporters he was “exercising judicial restraint.”