In the wake of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the stakes of the 2020 presidential election became all too clear. Appearing on Fox News on Monday morning, Donald Trump had a few words to say about the iconic justice, and his words were absolutely infuriating.
Once again #gaslighting our nation. That trump continues to sink lower should not amaze me. Yet, I am hopeful for our nation, so it does. To state without words that #RBGsDyingWish was a lie goes beyond the pale. That fox stayed silent continues to show their complicity. https://t.co/GzpdYbUXgq
— Jennie Lou Leeder (@JennieLouLeeder) September 21, 2020
Trump didn’t disparage Justice Ginsburg directly; in fact, he had a few nice things to say about her, most specifically about a vote that went Trump’s way that she voted for. But when the conversation turned to filling her seat, Trump went on the attack, calling reports that Justice Ginsburg dictated a letter saying that her “most fervent wish” was that any president other than Trump pick her replacement was a “lie.” The problem is, Justice Ginsburg’s granddaughter is who reported that dictated letter.
‘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.’
Trump said on Fox this morning that he gives himself a D on "public relations" related to the pandemic, but on his pandemic job itself, "We take an A+."
200,000 confirmed deaths.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 21, 2020
Trump, who regularly blasts every news outlet for being biased in favor of Democrats, also criticized Fox News on Sunday evening for not being on his side enough, saying they’ve become “too politically correct” because they dare to report their polling accurately and allow guests to fact-check the president. On Monday, the hosts appeared to please him with their fawning and Trump joked that he might make Ainsley Earhardt, a Fox News host with no legal background, the replacement for Justice Ginsburg’s seat.
By the way, the late justice has not even yet been interred.
"Kamala," Trump says on Fox News, making an effort to pronounce Kamala Harris's name correctly. "Like a comma, she said."
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) September 21, 2020
Trump clearly has no respect for anyone else, but calling the granddaughter of Ruth Ginsburg a liar and joking about giving her seat to a Fox News host proves it. Justice Ginsburg deserves more than a president who jokes about filling her seat before her funeral has even begun, but instead she got Donald Trump.
Maybe, however, the country won’t have him for long.
On Fox & Friends, Trump baselessly accuses The Media of giving Joe Biden the questions they're going to ask him ahead of time. For evidence he cites teleprompters, which Trump also uses. pic.twitter.com/REJKtAQZ41
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) September 21, 2020