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Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she can’t imagine a Trump presidency, then drops a ‘bombshell’

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As hard as it may be to believe, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can be added to the list of Americans who say they’ll move to another country if Donald Trump is elected president.

In an interview published in the New York Times, the 83-year-old jurist said she doesn’t even “want to contemplate” a Trump presidency, before dropping the bombshell about moving to “New Zealand.”

“I can’t imagine what this place would be . . . with Donald Trump as our president,” Ginsburg said.

The liberal jurist extended her dismay over Trump beyond the country to include the high court itself.

“For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that,” she said. “Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand.”

To soften the blow, Ginsburg couched the remark by saying it was something her late husband, Martin D. Ginsburg, would have said.

Either way, it makes a person wonder has a presidential nominee ever faced such spirited opposition from a sitting Supreme Court justice?

At least a Republican.

Ginsburg said she will remain on the court “as long as I can do it full steam,” but acknowledged what’s at stake in the presidential election, saying Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, 79, and Stephen G. Breyer, 77, are also getting up there in age.

Of course, Ginsburg’s threat is music to the ears of some social media users… here’s a small sampling of responses from Twitter:

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Tom Tillison


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