Donald Trump doesn’t consider Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s statement of regret for criticizing his campaign to be an apology, but he said in a Thursday interview they “have to move on anyway.”
“The Supreme Court is above that kind of rhetoric, those words,” he said. “But she acknowledged she made a mistake and I’ll accept that.”
“It wasn’t really an apology, but we have to move on anyway. It’s just something that should not have taken place,” he added, as quoted by The Hill.
Ginsburg released a statement on Thursday expressing “regret” for what she described as “ill-advised” remarks, but stopped short of a full apology.
His comments were echoed by The New York Times’ editorial board in a piece describing Ginsburg’s comments in the midst of the election as “baffling.” Experts told TPM that Ginsburg’s break with tradition, while unexpected, did not break any rules governing judicial impartiality.