WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump was greeted with jokes and bottles on Thursday during a visit to the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s coffin.
Trump, wearing a black face mask and accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, stood next to a coffin in a marble court building between bottles and “voting for her.” It is now clear that Ginsburg has lost the community ahead of the November 3 presidential election.
The President of the Republic, who has already filed two picks in the high court since taking office in 2017, said he would earlier present his latest decision on Saturday, a week after the 87-year-old justice died on September 18.
His decision to rush into office less than two months before the election sparked a fierce battle between Republicans and Democrats, and it resumed the race as Trump sought re-election during a coronavirus epidemic that has killed more than 200,000 people in the United States and damaged the economy.
Ginsburg, who was appointed by Democratic Alliance President Bill Clinton in 1993, was a symbol of freedom, especially as the court grew stronger. His death has sparked a new wave of Democrats’ nomination process in November and the cancellation of campaign donations.
Ahead of the 2016 election that made Trump’s president, Ginsburg publicly criticized him, calling him a “faker” in a single interview. Trump responded by writing “mind blown up” on Twitter. He later apologized here, saying he regretted this “negative” comment.
Trump has drawn criticism in recent days for disrespecting Ginsburg’s desire at the end of his life, reportedly ordering in a statement to his grandson, to take over the next presidency.