This is how the US president responded after being repudiated during his visit to the Court to honor the late judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
US President Donald Trump said that “only” heard the boos and criticism he was yelled at by a group of people when he went to the burning chapel of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court, in Washington.
“It was just political chants. We could barely hear it from where we were,” Trump said, alluding to the slogans that overshadowed his presence in front of the coffin and included messages against him such as “vote for him to go.”
“Someone told me they were screaming, but (those who were screaming) were right next to the media,” Trump continued in statements to reporters.
A group of protesters booed Trump on Thursday, who went to the Supreme Court to honor the late progressive judge, but was met with shouts asking that the magistrate’s wish not to be replaced be “honored” until after the November elections.
Before Trump got out of his vehicle, the crowd greeted him with boos and shouting “vote to get him out,” in reference to the November 3 elections; Y “honor your wish”, alluding to the last will of Ginsburg, who died last Friday at the age of 87.
Trump arrived at court at around 10 a.m., accompanied by First Lady Melania, both wearing black masks.
There kept a minute of silence and left swiftly; a few minutes later he was back at the White House.
This displacement is unusual for the president, who never participates in the tributes of personalities who are not from his political field.
The president announced that he is going to name his candidate to fill the vacancy left by Ginsburg in the high court before the elections, unleashing the indignation of the Democratic opposition, which wants that decision to be made by the next tenant of the White House.
“I think everything is going to go very well, that it is going to go very fast,” Trump told Fox Radio on Thursday. “We have five women on the list and I all like them“added the president, who already announced that among the finalists is Barbara Lagoa, a conservative judge from Miami and of Cuban origin.
Trump plans to announce the appointment on Saturday at 5 p.m. EDT (one more hour in Argentina) from the White House.
Until Ginsburg’s death, Conservatives had a majority of five to four in court who decides on issues in the life of Americans, such as the right to bear arms, the right to abortion, immigration issues or issues such as access to health.
If Trump fills the vacancy for this lifetime position, the Court could be anchored in conservative ground for decades, especially if you appoint a young judge.
The president said he wants to make the nomination quickly due to the importance of having an odd number of judges, in the event that the elections generate controversies that end up in the high court.
Without Republican lawmakers to distance themselves from the Senate majority, which must ratify the appointment, Democrats will have nothing to do but try capitalize on the discontent of the hasty appointment to boost participation in the elections and favor their candidate, Joe Biden.
From early on, some people lined up to see Ginsburg off, who became an icon to the left for her advocacy of women’s equality, as the subject of pop merchandise and even inspired a Hollywood movie.