The New York Times agrees with Donald Trump in an editorial published today about recent comments by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
“Three times in the past week, Justice Ginsburg has publicly discussed her view of the presidential race, in the sharpest terms,” the piece notes. “In an interview with The Times published Sunday, Justice Ginsburg said, ‘I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,’ joking that if her husband were alive, he might have said, ‘It’s time for us to move to New Zealand.’”
Trump responded negatively to Ginsburg’s comments, telling The Times on Tuesday: “I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it.”
The editorial notes: “There is no legal requirement that Supreme Court justices refrain from commenting on a presidential campaign. But Justice Ginsburg’s comments show why their tradition has been to keep silent.”
The piece also says Ginsburg “needs to drop the political punditry and the name-calling.”
Click on the link near the top of this story to read the full editorial in The Times.