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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bashes Trump… Then Apologizes

It’s pretty safe to say Donald Trump’s political campaign has solicited a lot of criticism. Now, the presidential candidate can count on one less vote…and it’s a big one.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, otherwise known as The Notorious R.B.G, was not shy in letting the world know what her thoughts are on the presumptive Republican nominee. 

She said she can’t imagine what the country would be like if Donald Trump was the president. She continued, “for the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.” She also said that if her husband, Martin D. Ginsburg, were still alive, he would say that, “now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.” Same, R.B.G, same.

When speaking with CNN about the interview, Ginsburg at first stood strong on her comments. “At first I thought it was funny, to think that there’s a possibility that he could be president … ” she said. 

Well, there is a possibility that he could be president. A big one. Trump responded to the interview on Twitter stating that Ginsburg should resign. 

Clearly, Ginsburg did some thinking these past couple of days, as the New York Times reported that this professional decision-maker changed her mind, apologizing for the comments that she herself deemed “ill-advised.”

“Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office,” she said. “In the future I will be more circumspect.”

The impact of her statements, however, isn’t something that can be reversed. R.B.G. may have said “nvm,” but her clear objection against “making America great again” was louder than any apology can smother, especially for such a respected official.  

Sorry, Trump. Maybe you should’ve tried to build a wall around the judicial branch first.

Isabel is a currently the Evening & Weekend Editor at Her Campus and a student at New York University in the Global Liberal Studies program with a concentration in Contemporary Culture and Creative Production. When she is not watching Gilmore Girls or playing with puppies at the local pet store, she spends her time freelancing for numerous publications about celebrities and life. You can find her work on the websites of Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Elle, and Buzzfeed. Follow her on Instagram at @isabelcalkins.