JUST IN: Ginsburg apologizes for Trump comments: “Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office” https://t.co/doD0BeWL94
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday said she regrets disparaging Donald Trump.
“On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them,” she said in a statement. “Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.”
Full written statement from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, apologizing for her comments about Donald Trump pic.twitter.com/YB53AH6AkH
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Ginsburg, 83, has faced criticism after making series of comments this week slamming Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.
She joked to the New York Times on Sunday that she would move to New Zealand if Trump became president.
“I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president,” she said in the interview. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
Ginsburg followed up by calling Trump a “faker” in a CNN interview, adding that “he really has an ego.”
Trump responded by calling Ginsburg a “disgrace,” questioning her mental capacity and calling on her to resign.
“She’s a disgrace to the Supreme Court. For her to politicize the Supreme Court, this is all the more reason I hope I win, because I have 11 justices who are incredible justices, highly respected by all, including liberal people,” he told Fox News on Wednesday, referring to a list of potential court picks he released earlier this year.
“For her to come out and say [these] kind of things, there’s almost something wrong with her,” Trump added.
Updated at 10:31 a.m.