She calls him a “faker.” He says “her mind is shot.” Oh, it’s on.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg continues to be a hero to the people, fearlessly speaking her mind and refusing to back down.
This week she stepped up her war on Donald Trump, calling him “a faker” and standing behind her earlier statement that she “can’t imagine what the country would be” if he were to become president of the United States.
“He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego,” Ginsburg told CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic while being interviewed in chambers.
Trump didn’t hesitate to fire back, tweeting exactly what came into his head in the moment he read Ginsburg’s remarks.
Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot – resign!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2016
And he didn’t stop there. “I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign,” he told the New York Times‘s Maggie Haberman. He called Ginsburg’s comments “a disgrace to the court” and said the criticism would “only energize my base even more.”
The 83-year old judge’s earlier remarks about Trump came in a New York Times interview, in which she also joked that her late husband, Martin Ginsburg, would have said it was “time for us to move to New Zealand.”
Trump, the embattled presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has had a rough couple of weeks. First he was sued for the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl, then he got in trouble for tweeting an anti-Semitic picture of Hillary Clinton. And those are just the latest in a string of embarrassing incidents throughout his campaign.
Meanwhile, Ginsburg is facing some criticism of her own for her comments on Trump. The Washington Post and New York Times both called her remarks inappropriate, with the Times saying she “needs to drop the political punditry and name-calling” and the Post saying that even if her criticisms are valid, they are “much, much better left unsaid by a member of the Supreme Court.” Democratic political strategist Howard Wolfson tweeted his disapproval as well:
I ❤️ RBG but I don’t think our Supreme Court justices should be publicly offering their opinions about POTUS candidates.
— howard wolfson (@howiewolf) July 11, 2016
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