Trump Booed By Protesters While Paying Respect To Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: ‘Vote Him Out’
As Trump stood silently, protesters yelled “vote him out” and “honor her wish” in reference to Trump nominating a conservative justice to fulfill the Supreme Court vacancy.
It was unclear whether the president and First Lady Melania Trump could hear the chanting.
When interviewed later, Trump said he could “hardly hear it.”
“Somebody said there was some chanting, but they were right next to the media. But we really could hardly hear too much. We heard a sound, but it wasn’t very strong,” he added.
Following shortly after, White House Spokesman Kayleigh McEnany disapprovingly commented on the protesting.
She said, “The chants were appalling, but certainly to be expected when you’re in the heart of the swamp. I thought it was an appalling and disrespectful thing to do, as the president honored Justice Ginsburg.”
The president has infuriated supporters of Justice Ginsburg by indicating his wish to appoint a conservative justice to succeed Ginsburg’s position, contrary to Ginsburg’s “dying wish” that the next president appoint her successor.