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Politics Trump jeered as he visits Ginsburg's casket at U.S. Supreme Court

18:25  24 september  2020
18:25  24 september  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was greeted with jeers and boos on Thursday as he visited the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's flag-draped coffin outside the U.S. Supreme Court, by a crowd who had gathered to honor the liberal justice.

a couple of people that are talking to each other: Late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg lies in repose in Washington © Reuters/JONATHAN ERNST Late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg lies in repose in Washington a man in a suit standing in front of a curtain: Justice Ginsburg lies in repose at U.S. Supreme Court © Reuters/POOL Justice Ginsburg lies in repose at U.S. Supreme Court

Trump, wearing a black face mask and accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, stood near the casket at the marble court building amid boos and chants of "vote him out." The moment highlighted the public flashpoint Ginsburg's death has become ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.

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The Republican president, who has already installed two top court picks since taking office in 2017, said earlier he would unveil his latest choice on Saturday, a week after the 87-year-old justice died on Sept. 18.

His decision to move quickly on a replacement less than two months before the election has drawn sharp battle lines between Republicans and Democrats, and reshaped the race as Trump seeks re-election during a coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 200,000 people in the United States and devastated the economy.

a man standing in front of a building: Trump talks with Cipollone, O'Brien and Meadows after trip to U.S. Supreme Court in Washington © Reuters/YURI GRIPAS Trump talks with Cipollone, O'Brien and Meadows after trip to U.S. Supreme Court in Washington

Ginsburg, appointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1993, was an icon for liberals, especially as the court grew increasingly conservative. Her death has sparked a renewed push by Democrats to get people to the polls in November and an outpouring of campaign donations.

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Before the 2016 election that made Trump president, Ginsburg criticized him publicly, calling him "a faker" in one interview. Trump responded by writing Ginsburg's "mind is shot" on Twitter. She later apologized https://de.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-ginsburg-idUSKCN0ZU1PE, saying she regretted the "ill-advised" comments.

a group of people standing in front of a building: Justice Ginsburg lies in repose at U.S. Supreme Court © Reuters/POOL Justice Ginsburg lies in repose at U.S. Supreme Court

Trump drew criticism in recent days for not honoring Ginsburg's wish at the end of her life, reportedly dictated in a statement to her granddaughter, that she be replaced by the next president.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason and Susan Heavey; editing by Heather Timmons and Jonathan Oatis)

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