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Trump's next Supreme Court pick could all come down to his gut feelings

President Trump is known for his snap judgments of people's character (as well as reversing those judgments at random), and he will not stray from his usual way of appointing someone when he is making his pick for the Supreme Court, Axios reports. A White House official involved in the process said Trump's ultimate decision will come down to "who he feels most comfortable with in a personal setting."

Despite aides worrying that Trump's gut instinct might not be the wisest way to pick a nominee, the official added by way of explanation that Trump's decision is "not going to be an analysis of Pennsylvania politics."

Trump is expected to name his pick on Monday, with The Associated Press reporting he has three finalists: judges Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, and Raymond Kethledge. "Aides wouldn't be surprised if he jumped the gun and appeared with his nominee in the next few days," though, Axios reports.