President Donald Trump celebrated a big victory for American opportunity from the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday, heralding the Thursday ruling that found affirmative action-based admissions protocols at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina to be unconstitutional.
The president wrote on Truth Social, “This is a great day for America. People with extraordinary ability and everything else necessary for success, including future greatness for our Country, are finally being rewarded.”
RSBN previously reported that the race-based admissions processes at the school were struck down by the highest court in the land on Thursday, when the five conservative justices joined in on the majority opinion.
Chief Justice John Roberts stated in the majority opinion, “Both programs lack sufficiently focused and measurable objectives warranting the use of race, unavoidably employ race in a negative manner, involve racial stereotyping, and lack meaningful end points. We have never permitted admissions programs to work in that way, and we will not do so today.”
‘This is the ruling everyone was waiting and hoping for and the result was amazing,” Trump continued.
Many conservatives have additionally praised President Trump for the three conservative Supreme Court justices that he appointed to the court during his first term in office. Because of their appointments, two massive rulings have come down in the last year. First, in June 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and now, just one year later, the court has overturned affirmative-action admissions.
President Trump added that the court ruling from Thursday would keep America “competitive.”
He explained, “It will also keep us competitive with the rest of the world. Our greatest minds must be cherished and that’s what this wonderful day has brought. We’re going back to all merit-based—and that’s the way it should be!”
The Republican-controlled House Judiciary Committee posited, “Gorsuch. Kavanaugh. Coney Barrett. Thank you, President Trump!”