Donald Trump chided Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a Tuesday interview with The New York Times after she gave multiple comments that were highly critical of his campaign.
“I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly,” Trump told the Times by phone. “I think it’s a disgrace to the court and I think she should apologize to the court. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.”
Ginsburg in recent days has ramped up her criticisms of Trump’s campaign. She has said he’s a “faker” who should release his tax returns, that she “can’t imagine” a Trump presidency, and that “everything” would be up for grabs with him occupying the White House.
Ginsburg’s comments are unique in that a Supreme Court justice typically doesn’t comment on presidential candidates during election season.
Trump went on to say that it was “beneath the court” for Ginsburg to criticize him and argued that her comments would only further energize his supporters.
“And I would hope that she would get off the court as soon as possible,” he added.