CNN’s Chris Cillizza responded to President Trump’s Monday evening SCOTUS nomination, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, by claiming that it was “remarkably predictable.” But just days earlier, Cillizza himself had made a nomination prediction that turned out to be wrong.
On July 2, Cillizza pointed toward Judge Amy Coney Barrett, suggesting that she would be the choice because he believed that Trump would choose a Supreme Court Justice based on appearance.
If you believe Trump makes decisions based on image and appearance (and he does), then here’s the next Supreme Court Justicehttps://t.co/GRVrVkrmJF
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 2, 2018
Cillizza was (predictably) criticized for the sexist tone of his comment — and was proven wrong on Monday evening when President Trump announced his nomination of Kavanaugh.
In spite of his own failed prediction, Cillizza claimed on Tuesday that Kavanaugh was a “remarkably predictable and practical” choice from the president.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 10, 2018