We already know that Trump has turned off a pretty good portion of the Republican party with his brash, vulgar campaign antics. Most of them would be horrified to work with or for Trump, and that’s probably why so many of the business mogul’s picks for vice president have dropped out. But what do the Supreme Court Justices think? Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg just weighed in on how she feels about Trump, and it wasn’t good!
In discussing the presidential election with the Associated Press, Ginsburg was asked how she felt about Donald Trump potentially becoming the next President of the United States. Ginsburg had this to say:
I don’t want to think about that possibility, but if it should be, then everything is up for grabs.
We didn’t want to think of that possibility, either, when Trump first announced he was running for President. But, here we are. Fortunately, Trump has proven himself to be a complete moron and is making this election quite easy for the Democratic candidates to leave the GOP in the dust. We’ve never seen anyone more unqualified to run for president, and this truly lowers the standard for who can run in the future. A Trump presidency threatens to destroy everything that America has worked toward, as well as our international and political affiars. It’s no secret that for those who work inside the government like Ginsburg, a Trump presidency is basically hell on earth:
Donald Trump is the enemy of both the GOP establishment and the Democratic Party, but for different reasons. It means not only that he is doing something right, but also that the left fears him – not because he will destroy the Republican Party, but because he will destroy the Democrats.
Ginsburg brightened up when she was asked about Trump’s rival, though. She echoed a comment that President Barack Obama had recently made when she smiled and said, “It’s likely that the next president, whoever she will be, will have a few appointments to make.” It was obvious that Ginsburg strongly believes we’re going to see presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton get into the White House and lead America.
Ginsburg’s candid remarks raised some questions, which Josh Blackman, Associate Professor of Law at the South Texas College of Law, sorted out:
While justices of the Supreme Court try not to get too involved in election affairs, Ginsburg is within her right to show a preference for who will next lead our country – justices aren’t bound by a code of judicial conduct. In previous elections, other justices have voiced their opinions on who they think would be a good candidate for the country. In 2000, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor spoke positively about George W. Bush at an election party, and previously Chief Justice William Rehnquist has managed betting polls during campaign season.
Ginsburg has been asked several times about whether or not she has plans to retire soon, but she is showing no signs of slowing down. From her interview, it was clear that the 83-year-old liberal justice would love to and would be honored to stick around long enough to see America’s first female president.
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