Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sent the president a definitive message this afternoon when it was announced that she would not be attending next week’s State of the Union, where Donald Trump will be undoubtedly telling the nation about what a tremendously successful president he is.
But rather than feed the ego of the raging, demented narcissist who is still somehow our president, the beloved “Notorious R.B.G” will be having none of it.
Instead, she will be speaking at Roger Williams University as part of a speaking tour. While the talk was announced last August, it’s no coincidence that she didn’t attend last year’s Trump address to Congress either.
Ginsburg has not been shy about letting the nation know how she feels about Trump. “I can’t imagine what this place would be ― I can’t imagine what the country would be ― with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be ― I don’t even want to contemplate that” said Ginsburg to the New York Times. She then joked that her husband would have said “Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.”
Trump, for his part, has behaved appallingly towards Justice Ginsburg, attacking her for her comments in a tweet that has not aged well at all:
Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot – resign!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2016
We applaud Justice Ginsburg for letting the President know just what she thinks about him – and for refusing to normalize the demented white supremacist currently occupying the Oval Office.