Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she thought it was difficult for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Closing message for Democrats Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach GOP mocks Clinton after minor vehicle collision outside Mendendez campaign event MORE to “get by the macho atmosphere” dominating the 2016 presidential election.

CNN's Poppy Harlow asked Ginsburg at an event at Columbia University Sunday to clarify her comments last year that sexism was a “major factor” in the election.

“I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no men would have been criticized,” Ginsburg said.

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“I think anyone who watched that campaign unfold would answer the same way I did, yes that sexism played a prominent part,” she continued.

Harlow then asked the justice if the U.S. wasn’t ready for a female president.

“I think we were and will be the next time,” Ginsburg said.

“Anyway, we should be careful about getting me too much into the political arena,” she added, to laughs.

Ginsburg, who has described herself as a "flaming feminist litigator," apologized after she criticized Trump during his candidacy.

She told The New York Times that she “can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East MORE as our president.”