President Donald Trump is scheduled to reveal his newest nominee to the Supreme Court at 9 p.m. EST tonight, an individual who will replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who recently announced he’s stepping down from the high court.
College students seemingly more interested in social-justice issues than in receiving an actual education were quick to weigh in on something that hasn’t even happened yet. They harshly criticized the as-yet-unnamed nominee. (See students opine in the video, below.)
Cabot Phillips, who serves as the media director for Campus Reform, recently interviewed students at New York University in Manhattan about the Supreme Court pick.
Instead of sharing or offering well-reasoned arguments for and against any potential nominees, these young people seemed unaware the choice has yet to be made.
“He’s quite extreme in his views,” said one student of the fictitious judge, as Campus Reform reported.
“I saw it all over the news, that he’s, like, racist,” another student said.
“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,” said yet another student.
Even a faculty member seemed duped or confused.
When asked if she’d seen the online coverage of the event, the educator described witnessing “outrage … as it should be.”
For members of a generation that appears plugged in 24/7, these individuals in New York City seemed pretty unplugged about one of the biggest news issues of the summer of 2018.