Ginsburg doubles down on Trump criticism

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is doubling down on her criticism of Donald Trump, this time by calling him “a faker” who must release his tax returns.

{mosads}“How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns?” Ginsburg said late Monday, according to CNN. “The press seems to be very gentle with him on that.

“Every other presidential candidate has turned over tax returns,” she said.

Ginsburg also criticized Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, for having no consistency and for saying whatever comes into his head at any moment. 

“He really has an ego,” she said. 

“I think he has gotten so much free publicity. At first I thought it was funny. To think that there’s a possibility that he could be president.”

Ginsburg said last Friday that Trump’s possible presidency would leave “everything up for grabs” on the nation’s highest court.

She also joked in an interview published Sunday that her husband, who died in 2010, would have wanted to move to New Zealand if Trump became president.

The comments drew notice because it is rare for a Supreme Court justice to offer such strident political opinions on a presidential election. 

In the interview with CNN, Ginsburg used feminine pronouns in describing the next president, suggesting she believes it will be presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.

“She is bound to have a few appointments [to the Supreme Court] in her term,” she said. 

Trump’s campaign on Tuesday responded to Ginsburg’s comments by explaining the delay over the billionaire’s tax returns.

“As you know, Mr. Trump is undergoing a routine audit and plans to release his returns when completed,” spokeswoman Hope Hicks said. “No further comment.”

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