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Here's Why Donald Trump's SCOTUS List Reminds Us Of ‘Anchorman'

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, just released a list of potential Supreme Court (SCOTUS) nominees, and it's missing one big thing: diversity.

Every single person Trump would potentially nominate for the Supreme Court is white.

Perhaps Donald Trump is as confused about the concept of diversity as Ron Burgundy in “Anchorman.”

The US Supreme Court, like every other government institution in America, has historically been populated by white judges (particularly white males).

In a country like America, which has a history of discrimination and an increasingly diverse population, it's important to work toward more representative government. But it appears Mr. Trump doesn't agree, at least not when it comes to the Supreme Court.

Here's Trump's full list of potential SCOTUS nominees: Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado, Raymond Gruender of Missouri, Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee or Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin, and Don Willett of Texas.

Many feel Trump released this list at the opportune time, in the sense it could help diminish concerns from certain segments of Republicans regarding his ability to nominate a true conservative.

Meanwhile, others have been quick to highlight the fact one of the individuals on Trump's SCOTUS list, Don Willet, has been mocking him on Twitter for months.

Given Trump's oversensitive disposition and reputation for responding to insults with furor (and Twitter rants), this is somewhat surprising.


Here are some of the Trump-mocking tweets from Texas judge Don Willet (they're pretty hilarious).



Maybe this is an attempt by Trump to work with one of his critics? Stranger things have happened, especially during this election.


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John Haltiwanger

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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