Skip To Content
Breaking News

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Does ‘Not Want To Think’ About President Trump

What does Ruth Bader Ginsburg think about Donald Trump?

You don’t need to be a genius to read between the lines.

When asked about a hypothetical Trump presidency, the Jewish Supreme Court justice said, “I don’t want to think about that possibility.”

If the Donald were to win, she continued, “everything is up for grabs,” including appointments to the court and the chances of certain decisions being overturned by the new court.

Ginsburg also gave a coy (but unsurprising) suggestion of who her preferred candidate is.

“It’s likely that the next president, whoever she will be, will have a few appointments to make,” she said.

Ginsburg also discussed the court’s recent decisions, including the rulings on abortion and affirmative action. In particular, she explained why she added a separate concurrence to Breyer’s majority opinion striking down a Texas law that would have curtailed the number of abortion clinics in the state.

“I fully subscribed to everything Breyer said, but it was long, and I wanted something pithy,” she said. “I wrote to say, ‘Don’t try this anymore.’”

If only she could say as much to Trump.

Contact Ari Feldman at [email protected] or on Twitter @aefeldman


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.