Trump on Ginsburg: I Hope She 'Gets Off the Court'

He slams her SCOTUS justice's 'highly inappropriate' comments about him
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2016 12:18 PM CDT
Trump on Ginsburg: I Hope She 'Gets Off the Court'
In this June 30, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall-style campaign event at the former Osram Sylvania light bulb factory in Manchester, NH.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been criticized by analysts for her recent anti-Trump remarks, and now Donald Trump himself is getting in on it. "I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly," Trump told the New York Times. Ginsburg had said she couldn't imagine what the country would be like if Trump won, and even joked about moving to New Zealand. "I think it’s a disgrace to the court and I think she should apologize to the court," Trump continued. "I couldn’t believe it when I saw it."

"That she should be saying that? It’s so beneath the court for her to be making statements like that," he concluded. "It only energizes my base even more. And I would hope that she would get off the court as soon as possible." CNN notes that, as of late Monday, Ginsburg was declining to stand down in her criticism of Trump; she told the news outlet during a previously scheduled interview, "He is a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. ... How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that." (More Ruth Bader Ginsburg stories.)

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