Ruth Bader has stepped down from her comments she made about Trump and even APOLOGIZES. This is a pretty epic ‘win’ for the Donald. What do you think?
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday walked back her criticisms of Republican Donald Trump, saying she won’t be commenting on presidential candidates in the future.
‘On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them,’ the 83-year-old jurist said in a statement issued by America’s highest court.
Donald Trump had unleashed a series of stinging rebukes to Ginsburg following her unprecedented open criticism – demanding that she step down from the bench.
Ginsburg, Trump tweeted, ‘has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot – resign!’
Ginsburg had told a reporter that she regards Trump as ‘a faker.’
Trump’s decision to pointedly call on her to retire from the court over her partisan barbs pushed the pair’s feud to anew level and put Democrats on defense as they scramble to avoid defending her.
‘I can’t imagine what this place would be – I can’t imagine what the country would be – with Donald Trump as our president,’ Ginsburg told The New York Times last weekend.
‘For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be – I don’t even want to contemplate that.’
Earlier on Tuesday Trump shoved back – hard – telling the Times that ‘it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly. 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.’
‘It’s so beneath the court for her to be making statements like that. It only energizes my base even more. And I would hope that she would get off the court as soon as possible,’ he added.
As the Times published Trump’s rebuttal, CNN opened up a new front in the Trump-Ginsburg skirmish.
‘He is a faker,’ Ginsburg told one of the network’s legal analysts.
‘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.’
Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told CNN that the tax return question is still unresolved – and in the IRS’s lap.
‘As you know, Mr. Trump is undergoing a routine audit and plans to release his returns when completed,’ Hicks said. ‘No further comment.’