Asked at Wednesday’s presidential debate about how he believes the Constitution should be interpreted in the context of the Supreme Court nominations, Donald Trump made his first priority at Wednesday’s debate grinding his axe with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who criticized Trump over the summer.
“It is just so imperative that we have the right justices. Something happened recently where Justice Ginsburg made some very, very inappropriate statements toward me and toward a tremendous number of people,” Trump said, in what was his first answer of the night. “Many, many millions of people that I represent and she was forced to apologize. And apologize she did. But these were statements that should never, ever have been made.”
He went on to also say he would like a Supreme Court that is going to uphold the Second Amendment and “all the amendments.”
In July, Ginsburg called Trump a “faker,” among other things, in interviews promoting her new book. She eventually walked her criticisms back somewhat, saying in a statement that they were “ill-advised” and that “judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office.”