U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at an annual Women's History Month reception hosted by Pelosi in the U.S. capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
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July 13, 2016 7:55 AM EDT

Donald Trump has responded to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s criticism of his candidacy, calling her remarks “highly inappropriate.”

Ginsburg gave a series of interviews expressing concern about what a Trump presidency would look like, telling the New York Times, “I can’t imagine what this place would be—I can’t imagine what the country would be—with Donald Trump as our president … For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be—I don’t even want to contemplate that.”

The comments have come under scrutiny by some who say it’s not the role of the justices to support or oppose political campaigns, though there is no specific code of conduct for the Supreme Court prohibiting Ginsburg’s remarks.

“I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly,” Trump told the New York Times. “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.”

“It’s so beneath the court for her to be making statements like that,” he added. “It only energizes my base even more. And I would hope that she would get off the court as soon as possible.”


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