The New York Times said Donald Trump is right.
…we’ll wait on those busy picking themselves up off the floor.
The New York Times’s editorial board sided with the presumptive GOP presidential nominee Wednesday, saying Trump is “right” in his response to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg‘s recent criticisms of him, which included the liberal jurist saying if her husband were alive, he might have said of a Trump presidency, “It’s time for us to move to New Zealand.”
Trump was not amused, saying “it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign.”
Noting that Supreme Court justices can legally comment on presidential elections, The Times said Ginsburg’s comments “show why their tradition has been to keep silent.”
“Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg needs to drop the political punditry and the name-calling,” the editorial board said.
“In this election cycle in particular, the potential of a new president to affect the balance of the court has taken on great importance, with the vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia,” they added. “As Justice Ginsburg pointed out, other justices are nearing an age when retirement would not be surprising. That makes it vital that the court remain outside the presidential process.”
But this is the New York Times, so Trump did not escape unscathed.
The newspaper went after the candidate for remarks he made about the Mexican heritage of federal judge Gonzalo Curiel, saying, “Mr. Trump’s hands, of course, are far from clean on the matter of judicial independence.”
But let the record show, the Gray Lady STILL agreed with him.
“All of which makes it only more baffling that Justice Ginsburg would choose to descend toward his level and call her own commitment to impartiality into question,” the board said in conclusion. “Washington is more than partisan enough without the spectacle of a Supreme Court justice flinging herself into the mosh pit.”
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