FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2010, file photo members of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a group portrait at the Supreme Court in Washington. Seated from left are: Associate Justices Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Standing, from left are: Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Samuel Alito Jr., and Elena Kagan. In an era when three women, a Hispanic and an African-American sit on the court and white men constitute a bare majority of the nine justices, the court is more diverse than the lawyers who argue before it. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

How to Act Like You Learned Something About Trump

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People in the media and the GOP are acting like they learned something on Friday. That’s when the Washington Post released an audio (later conjoined with video) of Donald Trump talking lewd about his exploits with women.

I say media people and Republicans are  “acting” like they learned something, because they didn’t. We didn’t. Everybody who’s paid attention to the race (or pop culture) already knew how Trump is. Everybody knows Trump brags about his sexual prowess and how women melt around him. There’s nothing new, but a few very emotional people who have trouble separating their feelings from their thoughts give into the impulse to act like they’ve learned something. No one’s that ignorant.

But something bigger remains the same. Antonin Scalia is still dead. The first significant act of the new Congress and the new administration will be to fill that empty seat on the Supreme Court.

Scalia’s seat will be filled by someone like Elena Kagan or someone like Mike Lee. The person who appoints that replacement will be someone who covers up her own crimes and her husband’s rapes, or someone who brags about women desiring him because he’s a wealthy star.

Again, nothing’s changed.

If you want a Supreme Court that rules like Elena Kagan, vote for Clinton. If you want a Supreme Court that thinks like Mike Lee, vote for Trump.

You’ve learned nothing, so don’t act like you have.

Also published on Medium.