VIDEO: Students hate Trump’s SCOTUS pick… before he made it

Cabot Phillips
Media Director

  • This month, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he would be retiring from the Supreme Court of the United States, giving President Donald Trump an opportunity to nominate a potential replacement.
  • Despite the fact that Trump’s decision was still days away from being finalized, students unanimously condemned Trump’s move, harshly criticizing the president’s nonexistent nominee.
  • This month, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he would be retiring from the Supreme Court of the United States, giving President Trump an opportunity to nominate a potential replacement.  

    Instantly, Trump’s political opponents began questioning the credentials of those who were thought to be on his shortlist for the position.

    "I saw the new nominee is like racist, and he’s starting a new wave of something very negative..."   

    The same sentiment was seen on social media from pundits and members of Congress alike -- but what would college students have to say about the matter? Did they have substantive reasons for not trusting the potential replacement, or were they simply set on opposing any Trump nominee? 

    To find out, I headed to New York University to ask students what they thought about who Trump had chosen to replace Justice Kennedy.

    Despite the fact that Trump’s decision was still days away from being finalized, students unanimously condemned Trump’s move, harshly criticizing the president’s nonexistent nominee.  

    “He’s quite extreme in his views,” said one student of the fictitious Judge.

    “I saw it all over the news, that he’s like racist,” another student added, referring to the announcement that hadn’t yet happened.

    “I saw the new nominee is like racist, and he’s starting a new wave of something very negative, and I’m really scared about the future and what choices he will make,” another pupil added.

    When asked if she’d seen the online coverage of the event, one faculty member described witnessing “outrage… as it should be.” 

    What else did students have to say? Did anyone realize the decision had not yet been made? 

    Watch the full video to find out:







    Cabot Phillips

    Cabot Phillips

    Media Director
    Cabot Phillips is the Media Director for Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform he spent time working on numerous campaigns—most recently as the Digital Grassroots Director for Marco Rubio’s Presidential bid. Phillips is also a YouTube Partner, creating and starring in numerous videos which have amassed over 70 million views across varying online platforms.  In 2016, Phillips was named to Red Alert Politics "30 Under 30" list of the nation's most influential young conservatives.
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