Justice Ginsburg apologized for her ill-advised remarks about Donald Trump


July 14, 2016

Justice Ginsburg apologized for her ill-advised remarks about Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court on Thursday apologized for her recent remarks about the candidacy of Donald J. Trump, saying they were “ill-advised.”

Justice Ginsburg on Tuesday called Mr. Trump “a faker” who “really has an ego” and said he had been treated too gently by the press. Mr. Trump, she said, “says whatever comes into his head at the moment” and has no consistency in his thinking. She also made critical remarks in interviews with The New York Times and The Associated Press.

“On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them,” Justice Ginsburg said in a statement. “Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.”

Mr. Trump had lashed back at the justice in recent days, and she was also criticized in editorials and by legal ethics experts.

“I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly,” Mr. Trump said in a telephone interview with The Times on Tuesday. “I think it’s a disgrace to the court, and I think she should apologize to the court. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.”

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4 thoughts on “Justice Ginsburg apologized for her ill-advised remarks about Donald Trump

  1. In the realm of American politics, Justice Ginsburg has done something very uncalled for when she takes side in politics, and therefore putting herself in a biased position if any legal cases involving Trump or Trump’s executive actions ever come to her. This is a major blunder, which directly calls into doubt of her judgments in all her future and past cases.

  2. She spoke the truth as she saw it. Being a judge automatically stops her from speaking? Sad. We need to call out the trump, pauline hansons and ibrahim ali sorts in our midst. Maybe in her case may not necessary as many are doing the work any way. But do recognise we have a conscience and it gives us hope if we act truthfully. Being a judge has its clamps.

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