Donald Trump Bashes Ruth Bader Ginsburg In First 5 Minutes Of Debate, As If He Hasn't Done Enough To Lose Women
As if he hasn't done enough to lose the women vote in the last few weeks by being caught on a hot mic bragging about sexually assaulting women, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump managed to insult Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg within the first minutes of the final presidential debate Wednesday night, incorrectly alleging that she has attacked his supporters. In reality, Ginsburg has not criticized Trump supporters, but rather Trump himself.
"It's so imperative that we have the right Justices," Trump said, answering a question about who he might nominate. "Something happened recently where Justice Ginsburg said some very inappropriate things about me and towards the many many people who are supporting me and the many millions of people that I represent, and she was forced to apologize, and apologize she did."
Here's what actually happened: Back in July, Ginsburg incurred criticism for saying that Trump "is a faker" and "has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. ... How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that." While she later said she regretted making the comments and did indeed apologize — justices have traditionally held back from weighing in on elections, lest they seem overly partisan — you can see that she never actually attacked Trump supporters, but rather the candidate himself.
Oh, and as if attacking the Notorious RBG wasn't enough to further disgust the majority of American women, within the next five minutes, Trump went on to say he would appoint pro-life justices who would be able to "automatically" reverse Roe v. Wade, and then went on to criticize second-trimester abortions.
Here's how Twitter reacted to his RBG snub — largely, by fact-checking.
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