Trump criticizes Ruth Bader Ginsburg from debate stage

Trump criticizes Ruth Bader Ginsburg from debate stage
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Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNASA exec leading moon mission quits weeks after appointment The Hill's Morning Report — After contentious week, Trump heads for Japan Frustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' MORE hit Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Wednesday’s debate for derisive comments she made about him this summer.

Trump invoked Ginsburg’s comments when asked where he would like to see the Supreme Court take the country.

“It’s just so imperative that we have the right justices,” Trump said. “Something happened recently where Justice Ginsburg made some very, very inappropriate statements toward me and toward a tremendous number of people, many many millions of people that I represent.

“And she was forced to apologize, and apologize she did,” he said. “But these were statements that should never, ever have been made.”

In July, Ginsburg, who is considered one of the stronger liberal voices on the bench, called Trump a “faker” and said she was worried about the fate of the court should be become president.

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“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” she told The New York Times at this summer. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that."

Ginsburg indeed said she regretted her comments not long after they were published and called then “ill advised.”

The Supreme Court is a looming issue for the next administration. Merrick Garland, President Obama's nominee to fill the seat formerly held by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, remains unconfirmed by the Senate.