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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Helping Donald Trump

The liberal justice attacks the presumptive GOP nominee.


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg does not like the idea of Donald Trump becoming president and she wants the world to know it. Speaking recently to The New York Times, Ginsburg said she "can't imagine" the horrors that would be unleashed by a Trump presidency and joked about moving "to New Zealand" if Trump wins. In response, Trump told the Times that Ginsburg's comments were "a disgrace to the court and I think she should apologize to the court."

Ginsburg took a different approach. In yet another interview, this time with CNN, the liberal justice blasted Trump as "a faker" who "has no consistency about him…. How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns?" Unsurprisingly, Trump also responded to that, this time via Twitter: "Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot—resign!"

If Justice Ginsburg really wants to see Donald Trump lose the 2016 presidential election then she should keep her political opinions to herself. After all, there is practically no chance that Ginsburg—the Supreme Court's most predictably liberal justice—is going to persuade any wavering conservatives that they ought to ditch Trump. However, there is every chance that Ginsburg's anti-Trump outbursts will backfire by reminding all conservatives—including plenty of wavering #NeverTrump-ers—that the election of Hillary Clinton will guarantee the nomination of more Ginsburg-style liberals to SCOTUS.

Unfortunately for Ginsburg, Trump is apparently wise enough to understand what Ginsburg does not. As Trump told the Times, Ginsburg "only energizes my base even more."