Trump Pays His Respects to Ginsburg


President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pay respects as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in repose at the Supreme Court building on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP)
By 
Kevin Freking
The Associated Press

Washington – President Donald Trump paid respects to late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg last Thursday morning, just two days before he planned to announce his nominee to replace her on the court.

The president and first lady Melania Trump – both wearing masks – stood silently at the top of the steps of the court and looked down at Ginsburg’s flag-draped coffin, surrounded by white flowers. The death of the liberal-leaning justice has sparked a controversy over the balance of the court just weeks before the November presidential election.

Trump has called Ginsburg an “amazing woman,” but some spectators were not happy that he came. Moments after he arrived, booing could be heard from those gathered about a block away from the building.

The spectators chanted “vote him out” as the president stood near the coffin. He walked back into the court as the chants grew louder. As the motorcade returned to the White House, there were also chants of “Breonna Taylor” from some spectators standing on the sidewalk.

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