Tump Gets Liberal Supreme Court Justice To Apologize To Him Over Her Outrageous Statements
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized Thursday for "ill-advised" public criticism of Donald Trump, promising to be more discreet in the future.
The leader of the court's liberal wing sought to quiet complaints that she crossed a line in her remarks about Trump, saying in a statement that judges should not comment on candidates for public office.
"On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them," the 83-year-old justice said.
Ginsburg told The Associated Press last week that she did not want to think about the prospect of the Republican winning the presidency over Democrat Hillary Clinton. She escalated her criticism in subsequent media interviews, including calling Trump a "faker" who "really has an ego," in a CNN interview.
Trump jumped into the fray on Wednesday. He tweeted that Ginsburg was an embarrassment for making "very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot - resign!" In subsequent tweets, Trump called Ginsburg "incompetent" and wondered whether she would apologize.