News broke Friday evening that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has passed away. My RedState colleagues jumped into the fray with both the details and some preliminary, political implications of the SCOTUS seat vacancy.
But at an important moment in our nation’s history like this one, Americans look to the President of the United States to provide a response with a steady and somber tone. President Donald Trump had just stepped offstage from a rally in Bemidji, MN when a reporter asked him about Ginsburg’s death.
It was the first time he heard the news. “She just died? Wow. I didn’t know that,” he told the reporter.
Watch his full reaction, and decide for yourself if he comported himself as befits the Office:
President Trump on death of Justice Ginsburg: "She just died? Wow. I didn't know that…She led an amazing life. What else can you say? She was an amazing woman, whether you agree or not. She was an amazing woman who led an amazing life. I'm actually sad to hear that." pic.twitter.com/6oKuL671qO
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 19, 2020
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