Trump's Supreme Court push roils US election

US President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to quickly nominate a successor, likely a woman, to replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, only a day after the death of the liberal stalwart.

The president's desire "to move quickly" on the process despite Democrats' vehement opposition, is likely to dominate the campaigns -- alongside other hot-button issues like the coronavirus and America's ongoing racial reckoning -- ahead of the November 3 presidential election.

"I think it's going to move quickly actually," Trump told reporters outside the White House Saturday, adding that he thought his choice would be made "next week."

The 87-year-old Ginsburg, immensely popular among Democrats, died Friday after a long battle with cancer, prompting an outpouring of national grief.

She was one of only three women on the nine-person bench, and Trump indicated Saturday he would aim for a female replacement, telling reporters his pick "most likely would be a woman."