There was a growing sense of disquiet amongst liberal Americans last night as President Trump announced that he was nominating, former Strictly Come Dancing judge, Len Goodman, for a place on The United States Supreme Court.
Hardliner, Goodman, is an outspoken opponent of gay rights and abortion, who famously dubbed fellow judge, Bruno Tonioli, ‘a light-footed bum bandit’ after the openly gay Italian had given, hunky contestant, Ben Cohen, a 10 following a flawed Argentinian tango.
Goodman also came under fire from feminists in 2010 when he told Arlene Phillips to, ‘shut up and get on with the ironing’ when she disagreed with his decision to send Ann Widdecombe packing following a shambolic display in the dance off against Paul Daniels.
However President Trump has spoken out in support of Goodman and his track record as a judge, telling reporters, “Judge Goodman is a good man. We know he makes great decisions, the best decisions, and I know he will make the Supreme Court great again.
“If nothing else, we can rely on Judge Goodman to ensure their footwork will always be top notch.”
Trump’s decision will be strongly criticised by liberal Republicans and Democrats alike, although many will be breathing a sigh of relief that he didn’t nominate, extreme right-winger, Craig Revell Horwood, who has frequently attracted criticism for his outspoken views on human rights and his calls for Strictly judges to be given dispensation to open fire on contestants who repeatedly fail to keep their shoulders back during the Viennese Waltz.