Trump pays respects to late Justice Stevens at Supreme Court

Trump pays respects to late Justice Stevens at Supreme Court
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense MORE on Monday paid his respects to the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, traveling to the Supreme Court where the justice is lying in repose.

The president and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpPro-Trump singer wears 'Impeached and Re-elected' dress to the Grammys The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump beefs up impeachment defense with Dershowitz, Starr Trump welcomes LSU to the White House: 'Go Tigers' MORE stood in silence in front of Stevens’s casket in the Supreme Court’s Great Hall, before moving over to a portrait of the late justice placed nearby.

Trump left without making any public remarks.

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On the way to the Supreme Court, Trump lashed out on Twitter at four minority Democratic congresswomen, calling them “a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart.”

He also tweeted that he and the first lady were on their way to pay their respects to Stevens.

Stevens died last week at the age of 99 from complications following a stroke. He spent 35 years on the Supreme Court and led the court's liberal bloc, retiring in 2010 and opening the door for then-President Obama to nominate Justice Elena KaganElena KaganSupreme Court sharply divided over state aid for religious schools Buttigieg, Klobuchar lay out criteria for potential judicial nominees Welcome to third-world democracy and impeachment MORE.

Stevens had been critical of Trump at times, including saying earlier this year that he hopes Trump "won’t do too much damage" to the courts and that the president is "exercising powers that do not really belong to him."

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement last week that Stevens's "passion for the law and for our country will not soon be forgotten." Trump also ordered that flags be flown at half-staff in honor of Stevens.

Kagan gave brief remarks at the Supreme Court earlier Monday in remembrance of Stevens, according to reporters present.

Several of the current justices were also present, including Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Ruth Bader GinsburgRuth Bader GinsburgOn The Trail: Why 2020 is the most important election in our lifetime Supreme Court sharply divided over state aid for religious schools Equal Rights Amendment will replace equality with enforced sameness MORE, Sonia SotomayorSonia SotomayorSupreme Court sharply divided over state aid for religious schools Justice Roberts neglects his own role in tilting American democracy Turley: Testifying for Republicans should not be a sin for academics MORE and Samuel AlitoSamuel AlitoFormer senior Senate GOP aide says Republicans should call witnesses On The Trail: Why 2020 is the most important election in our lifetime Supreme Court sharply divided over state aid for religious schools MORE. Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughDemocrats Manchin, Jones signal they're undecided on Trump removal vote Collins walks impeachment tightrope Supreme Court sharply divided over state aid for religious schools MORE’s wife, Ashley Kavanaugh, also attended.