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 TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE on Friday offered well wishes for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgGinsburg misses Supreme Court arguments due to illness Justices appear divided over expanding police officers' traffic stop power Loaded poll questions harm civil discourse 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.

Trump has appointed two Supreme Court justices thus far: Neil GorsuchNeil GorsuchMcConnell protege emerges as Kentucky's next rising star Divided Supreme Court leans toward allowing Trump to end DACA Loaded poll questions harm civil discourse MORE and Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughChristine Blasey Ford pens honor for Chanel Miller Divided Supreme Court leans toward allowing Trump to end DACA Hirono memoir due in 2021 MORE. He talks frequently about the importance of shaping the federal judiciary and told The Hill in June that he would "absolutely" nominate someone to the high court if there was an opening in 2020.