Trump wishes Ginsburg well after radiation treatment for tumor

Trump wishes Ginsburg well after radiation treatment for tumor
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration Trump is failing on trade policy Trump holds call with Netanyahu to discuss possible US-Israel defense treaty MORE on Friday offered well wishes for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgSupreme Court comes to Trump's aid on immigration The Hill's Morning Report - 2020 Democrats set for Lone Star showdown White House 'pleased' about Supreme Court decision on asylum rule MORE, saying he hopes she makes a full recovery after it was announced she underwent treatment for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas. 

"I hope she does really well. And our thoughts and prayers are with her," Trump told reporters as he left the White House for the Group of Seven summit in France.

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"I'm hoping she's going to be fine," he continued. "She's pulled through a lot. She's strong. Very tough. We wish her well."

The Supreme Court announced earlier Friday that Ginsburg, 86, completed three weeks of radiation treatment in New York City for the tumor, which was detected in early July. A stent was also inserted into her bile duct as part of the treatment.

Ginsburg is the high court's oldest serving justice and one of its most liberal. She has faced bouts of cancer during her tenure, undergoing surgery in 1999 for colorectal cancer, a procedure for pancreatic cancer in 2009 and another operation to remove two malignant nodules in her lungs in December.

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