President Trump called out two of the liberal Supreme Court justices, Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg during a press briefing in India.
The president held court in New Delhi following a tour that included a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal, a rally in front of over 110,000 people with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and at a business roundtable he called out Supreme Court justices, Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sotomayor wrote in her dissent, on a case dealing with the Trump administration’s expansion of situations where the government can deny visas to non-citizens looking to enter the U.S., that it is troubling how often the administration is running to the Supreme Court for relief from injunctions against its policies, and how often the court is granting Trump’s requests.
“It is hard to say what is more troubling,” Sotomayor wrote, “that the Government would seek this extraordinary relief seemingly as a matter of course, or that the Court would grant it.”
Trump addressing a question from Fox News about his overnight Twitter comments saying two Supreme Court justices — Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg — should recuse themselves from cases surrounding his presidency over past comments. He then singled out Sotomayor for particular criticism.
“I just thought it was so inappropriate, such a terrible statement for a Supreme Court justice,” he said. “She’s trying to shame people with perhaps a different view into voting her way, and that’s so inappropriate.”
….on all Trump, or Trump related, matters! While “elections have consequences”, I only ask for fairness, especially when it comes to decisions made by the United States Supreme Court!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2020
Trump added: “What Justice Sotomayor said yesterday was really highly inappropriate and everybody agrees to that. Virtually everybody. I’ve seen papers on it, people cannot believe that she said it.”
One Twitter user nailed Sonia Sotomayor for what she is
Justice Sotomayor has an agenda President Trump.
She is angry that you are putting Constitutionalists on the court that she and Ginsburg do not approve of.
BTW can we get a proof of life on Ginsburg? pic.twitter.com/r6cyKH2pr2
— Carrie ❤️ America 🇺🇸 Text Trump to 88022 (@carrieksada) February 25, 2020