Donald J. Trump on Tuesday rebuked Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court for speaking out on the presidential race, calling her disdainful remarks about his candidacy “highly inappropriate” and suggesting she owed other justices an apology.
Mr. Trump’s remarks came in a telephone interview with The New York Times two days after Justice Ginsburg was quoted as saying she was “frightened” about what the nation would become if he were elected.
“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” Justice Ginsburg told The Times in an interview published Sunday. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.” She even claimed ruefully about moving to New Zealand and abandoning her service.
Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, said he found those callous remarks unbefitting a member of the high court.
“I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly,” Mr. Trump said. “I think it’s a disgrace to the court and I think she should apologize to the court. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.”