George W Bush approves. George W. Bush praises Trump for 'outstanding' Supreme Court pick Former President George W. Bush offered rare praise of President Trump on Monday evening for nominating Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, a judge he first appointed to the Third Circuit Court in 2003. "President Trump has made an outstanding decision in nominating Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Brett is a brilliant jurist who has faithfully applied the Constitution and laws throughout his 12 years on the D.C. Circuit," Bush said in a statement. Kavanaugh, he added, is "a fine husband, father, and friend – a man of the highest integrity. He will make a superb Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States."