Trump narrows Supreme Court shortlist, aiming for Monday primetime announcement: Sources

The shortlist includes four candidates Trump interviewed Monday.

According to the sources familiar with the process, Trump has wrapped up the interview process and current frontrunners include Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge, all of whom met with Trump Monday. Another official also said Judge Amul Thapar remains under consideration and left open the possibility the president could always expand the list.

Kavanaugh's emergence as one of the frontrunners has alarmed several top Republican senators.

But one source familiar with the president's thinking suggested that the president was not likely to be moved by their attempts to sway his thinking.

Separately, Coney Barrett has earned a sharp rebuke from the left, amid concerns by abortion-rights groups that she would be likely to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The official said the president will announce the pick Monday evening, in an event likely similar to his unveiling of Gorsuch, followed by an aggressive P.R. pitch from the West Wing.

According to the source, the White House either Tuesday or Wednesday plans to take the nominee for his or her first visit to the Capitol for a sit-down with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley as the president embarks on his overseas trip to London, Brussels and Helsinki.

ABC's Tara Palmeri contributed reporting to this article.

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