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But wait, it gets worse.

NewsOne has already reported at length how President Trump has only nominated White men to the federal bench, but perhaps more alarmingly is the fact that at least one of the nominees is apparently completely unqualified for the job.

Remember all the hubbub about Trump’s replacement for former President Barack Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court? Well, Matthew Spencer Petersen, who was nominated for a seat with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, made Neil Gorsuch look like Thurgood Marshall while he was being questioned during his confirmation hearing Thursday.

Republican Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy appeared to be asking Petersen standard, boilerplate questions for such a hearing, but the commissioner on the Federal Election Commission who was appointed by President George W. Bush couldn’t answer any of them. In fact, Peterson admitted he had never even tried a civil, criminal trial with a jury either in state or federal court, which are requirements for to be a U.S. District Court judge.

Watch the debacle unfold below.

Petersen is not alone.

Trump has also nominated Brett Talley, a Ku Klux Klan sympathizer who, according to The Boston Globe “has practiced law for only three years and has yet to try a case,” for a federal judicial seat in Alabama.

As egregious as it sounds, the writing was scrawled on the wall since before 45 was ever elected. As the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Trump provided a glimpse of his judiciary oversight when he released his list of all-White and mostly male Supreme Court nominees.

It’s easy to laugh off this mess as another instance of ineptitude coming from the White House, but the stakes are high. Trump is orchestrating the reversal of a decades-long trend toward judicial diversity that will have long term consequences “where the courts are not a place people can go and vindicate their civil rights,” senior policy counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Kyle Barry told the Associated Press last month.


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13 thoughts on “Video: Here’s Proof Trump Is Picking Unqualified Hot Messes To Be Federal Judges

  1. according to blacks they should hire all affirmative action blackstars to be judges. This way they can always allow any black on white crime perpetrators to go away scott free

  2. Anyone who knows me, knows that I never comment on, debate, or argue politics and religion. But I just want to say that this is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen. The fact that President Donald Trump is still in office makes want to paddle out to a no map island with a boiling pot sitting in the middle of it. Imagining what the world’s leaders must be thinking of the U.S. makes me feel like the dumb kid sitting in a corner with a dunce cone on my head. What in the hell is really going on?

  3. Chastity on said:

    How can anyone expect this fool to pick qualified and competent people to fill positions when he is unqualified and incompetent? He is dumb and mentally unstable. What did America think they would get when he was put in the Office. Get him out now!!!

  4. He didn’t take the time to vet these ppl. The thugs are rushing them through. They wouldn’t let Obama get his nominees through. Now we will have to live with a mostly conservative court system for decades to come. Our kids and grandkids will get the wrong end of those shit. Sad and pathetic.

  5. He has NOT tried ANY case. He said “I would be struggling to remember” less than five depositions?! It would be laughable if it wasn’t so scary that he is up for a federal appointment. He knows how inexperienced he is. For his own sake he should have declined the offer. Maybe he thought he could get credit for being on the team, like Will Purdue. This fool needs to be GONGED out of there! Send a clown to push his ass away from the mic.

  6. Passing Through!! on said:

    He’s by far the dumbest president in history. He’s politically inexperienced, uneducated and he doesn’t read, by his own admission. He inherited money and white privilege and has never had to work or earn anything in his entire life. The guy he appointed to the Supreme court, he just simply picked him out of a pile, he doesn’t study or do research its too much homework for him.

  7. specialt757 on said:

    More evidence #45 is #theworstpresidentever!

    He is one More evidence #45 is #theworstpresidentever!

    He is one colossal idiot. I don’t even think he knew or had a clue to who these “appointees” are, the thugs just gave him a list of names or they are related to someone he owes a “favor” to. This is incompetence at its best. GTFOH.
    Gosh America! How could you?

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