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In what should surprise no one, Trump is reportedly picking his next Supreme Court Justice candidate not based on qualifications, opinions, or a candidateā€™s body of work. Rather, heā€™s looking at, according to Politico, ā€œa potential nomineeā€™s appearance as well as the look and feel of his or her family.ā€

Trump, who is expected to announce his candidate on Monday, is apparently looking for someone who is ā€œall-American,ā€ according to one insiderā€”a highly loaded euphemism that reads as code for a white Christian family.

Another source really spelled it out: ā€œBeyond the qualifications, what really matters is, does this nominee fit a central casting image for a Supreme Court nominee, as well as his or her spouse.ā€ Trump does not care much whether they support Roe v. Wade or not.

Trump is reportedly favoring conservative federal appeals judge Brett Kavanaugh, who has voted against pro-choice interests. But some conservatives argue he isnā€™t conservative enough. He is also reportedly consideringĀ federal appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett, who may put her Catholic faith ahead of her duty as a judge. Regardless, I have no reason to assume that our nightmare president will choose anything short of a nightmare Supreme Court nominee.