Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at age 87 yesterday. President Trump was at a campaign rally in Minnesota when the information was released. It was almost two hours later when a reporter informed the president of what had happened.
While the president and the judge have clearly had their differences and never seemed to agree on much of anything, that didn’t stop Trump from being surprised and saddened.
After declaring that he was hearing the news for the first time, he said:
She lead an amazing life. What else can you say? She was an amazing woman. Whether you agreed or not she was an amazing woman.President Trump
He followed up by saying that he was sad to hear of her passing.
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted a picture of a half-staffed flag at the White House. She stated that the flag was to “honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a trailblazer for women.”
President Trump released a statement following her death. He was not afraid to praise her for her accomplishments.
Renowned for her brilliant mind and her powerful dissents at the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg demonstrated that one can disagree without being disagreeable toward one’s colleagues or different points of view.”President Trump
So far President Trump’s White House has responded to the death of a person who some would call a “political enemy” with great kindness. They recognized the accomplishments Justice Ginsburg had in her life. They acknowledged that they may not have always agreed, but that she was a person who did great things.
This kind of understanding and respect is needed more in the world of politics. Perhaps, this will be a precedent set and followed in both parties from here on out.
More updates on the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to come.