Democrats smash fundraising records after Ginsburg’s deathWho is Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s likely court pick?US Covid deaths near 200,000Evidence shows mail slowdowns after Trump ally took overSign up for our First Thing newsletter 2.31pm BST This is Joan Greve in Washington, taking over for Martin Belam.Trump acknowledged politics was affecting his decision on who to nominate to the supreme court, during his Fox and Friends interview this morning.Trump admits that politics are playing in a role in him considering judges from Michigan and Florida as RBG's possible replacement: "I try not to say so. I think probably automatically it is." pic.twitter.com/QCeYn1iqhs 1.55pm BST In his interview this morning on Fox and Friends Donald Trump has baselessly cast doubts on the last wishes of the late US supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. My colleague Martin Pengelly has more:Donald Trump has attempted to cast doubt on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish, baselessly claiming a statement released by the supreme court justice’s family was written by Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer, prominent Democrats in Congress.The move is likely to anger many who will see it as disrespectful to the millions of Americans mourning Ginsburg’s death, as well as a tasteless attack on the legacy of the pioneering woman justice.Trump on RBG's reported dying wish that next pres fills her seat: "I don't know that she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff and Schumer and Pelosi. I would be more inclined to the second ... But that sounds like a Schumer deal or maybe a Pelosi or Shifty Schiff." pic.twitter.com/zE979kK2Q3 Related: Trump doubts Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish, claiming Democrats wrote it Continue reading...
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Trump and Melania booed, greeted with 'vote him out' and 'honor her wish' chants as they visited Ruth Bader Ginsburg's casket at the Supreme Court
Summary List PlacementPresident Donald Trump was booed and met with chants of "vote him out" when...Summary List PlacementPresident Donald Trump was booed and met with chants of "vote him out" when he and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court on Thursday morning. As the first couple stood by Ginsburg's American flag-draped casket on the steps of the Court, a crowd behind fences nearby chanted and booed. The president and first lady rarely venture out of the White House while in Washington and thus rarely face public criticism in the way they did on Thursday. The crowd also broke into chants of "honor her wish," a reference to a request Ginsburg made in the days before she died that her seat not be filled until after the presidential election. "My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed," the 87-year-old justice told her granddaughter Clara Spera, NPR reported. The president has baselessly rejected the legitimacy of Ginsburg's statement, claiming without evidence that top Democrats might have fabricated the Justice's wish. "That came out of the wind. It sounds so beautiful, but that sounds like a Schumer deal, or maybe Pelosi or Shifty Schiff," Trump told Fox News. Ever since Ginsburg's death on Friday evening, thousands have visited the Supreme Court to pay their respects to the influential liberal justice. Reversing their position that Supreme Court nominees should not be considered during an election year, Republicans are swiftly moving forward to replace Ginsburg with a conservative and plan to hold a vote before Election Day. The president has said he'll announce his Supreme Court nominee on Saturday at 5 pm. President Trump and @FLOTUS Melania Trump pay thier respects as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lies in Repose at the U.S. Supreme Court. #SCOTUSProtesters chant: "Vote him out!" and "Honor her wish!" pic.twitter.com/uJ88bD98uc — CSPAN (@cspan) September 24, 2020 Chants of “Vote him out!” and “Honor her wish!” outside the Supreme Court as the president arrives pic.twitter.com/lys9EqBuNs — Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) September 24, 2020 Trump at the court as crowd chants “vote him out” — it’s rare for this President to see his opposition this up-close and in-person pic.twitter.com/VEVkRHOkjM — Kevin Liptak (@Kevinliptakcnn) September 24, 2020 Boos and loud protests when @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS arrive to pay their respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. pic.twitter.com/43bDNLdRbv — Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) September 24, 2020 SEE ALSO: The Republican party is weaponizing QAnon against Democrats in attack ads accusing politicians of supporting child abusers Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Epidemiologists debunk 13 coronavirus myths