I figured out the issue.
In that link the error message provided, it said: "you can't have a file named tkinter.py" which is what I had called my file.
So I deleted it but it still didn't work. I reinstalled python twice and and then I couldn't even open the IDLE anymore and I kept getting the same error.
Then I kept re-reading the web page in that link and it said "you should RENAME the file if they are the same".
Well I had already deleted it, so whatever.... yet I still couldn't even open the Python IDLE. But on a whim I decided to restore it from the recycle bin and ,