As of today, the general public has a relatively good idea of what Donald Trump’s supreme court would look like, were he to become the nation’s next president. With that being said, that doesn’t mean there still couldn’t be a few more surprises. After all, Donald Trump has built his entire persona around surprise and shock. With all of this in mind, let’s take a took at a few of Trump’s potential supreme court nominees.
Who Are They?
Current;y, there are roughly twenty-one individuals Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would consider for his supreme court. As many people know, there are only nine spots to fill. So what exactly does this mean? Well, obviously, some people would be left out. Not only that, but the fact that Trump has released such a full, seemingly growing list of potential nominees is extremely uncommon for presidential nominees. The nominees range from Edward Mansfield of Iowa to Keith Blackwell of Georgia. These are just a couple of the potential nominees but the fact that we know them at all is unprecedented.
Edward Mansfield (L) and Keith Blackwell (R). Pictured above.
Not surprisingly, many members of the Republican party are quite pleased with Donald Trump’s list of potential appointees. That doesn’t, however, mean everyone is. With that in mind, Trump is going to have to successfully construct a narrative to appeal to those who oppose his decision. Of course, this will be easier said than done. Were he to add a few more moderate, or even left-winged appointees, this would likely resonate well with both democrats and libertarians. If he is unable to at least slightly appeal to those who oppose him, constructing a successful supreme court will be an extremely difficult task.