On Thursday, Donald and Melania Trump made an appearance at the National Mall where the body of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state. After a week of gleefully announcing that he would fill her seat with an anti-abortion, conservative judge bent on undoing all the work that the notorious RBG spent her life fighting for, mourners who had gathered out front were not all that receptive to his presence.
VOTE HIM OUT! pic.twitter.com/4iHNJ4JSog
— Jill Biden For FLOTUS (@Jillbiden46) September 24, 2020
As the president and his wife stood waiting to approach the coffin, shouts of “vote him out!” rang out from mourners. It seems as though those who respected and were deeply affected by the work of the late justice weren’t keen on the idea of the man who has gleefully bragged about filling her Supreme Court seat with a conservative, anti-abortion judge at rallies before her funeral arrangements were complete pretending to show respect.
Trump may have lapped up the applause and chants of “fill that seat” from his supporters at COVID-19 super spreader rallies following the death of Justice Ginsburg, but many Americans who want to honor the legacy of one of the most iconic Supreme Court justices in history found that distasteful, as well they should. Ginsburg fought tirelessly for social justice for all Americans while Trump has threatened to lock everyone up, promised to punish women who had abortions, denied women in third world countries the right to seek an abortion, and bragged about grabbing women by their genitals. It makes absolute sense, then, that women would be angered by Trump’s appearance at the resting place of RBG.
Twitter was certainly supportive of the mourners shouting Trump down. Read some of their comments below: