Trump fires back at Supreme Court judge

Trump fires back at Supreme Court judge
July 13 20:07 2016

Donald Trump called Wednesday for the resignation of
 Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, charging
that the 83-year-old judge’s “mind is shot” after she
branded him a “faker.”
It is exceptional for a US Supreme Court justice to
speak openly about politics and their political
preferences.

But Ginsburg dropped all pretenses of reserve in two
interviews she gave recently and which have caused a
sensation.
”He is a faker,” Ginsburg said Monday of the
presumptive Republican presidential nominee in an
interview with CNN.
”He has no consistency about him. He says whatever
comes into his head at the moment,” said the Brooklyn-
born justice, a diminutive but tough-as-nails figure who
has earned the nickname “Notorious RBG.”

“He really has an ego,” she said.
Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential
nominee, hit back Wednesday at the leader of the
court’s progressive wing, suggesting she is getting
senile.
”Justice Ginsburg of the US Supreme Court has
embarrassed all by making very dumb political
statements about me. Her mind is shot – resign!”
Trump wrote on Twitter.
The Supreme Court normally has nine justices but has
been one short since the conservative Antonin Scalia
died in February.

There is an even tie between
conservatives and liberals, who include Ginsburg.
Worried that a court dominated by conservatives could
now tip in the liberals’ favor, President Barack Obama’s
Republican foes in the Senate have refused to vote on
his nominee to replace Scalia, Merrick Garland.
They insist the decision must wait until after voters
choose Obama’s successor in November.
Ginsburg told The New York Times in an interview
published Sunday that the stakes in the 2016 election
were positively huge.
”I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t
imagine what the country would be — with Donald
Trump as our president,” she said.
”For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it
could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that,” said
the judge.