Ginsburg apologizes for ‘ill-advised’ criticisms of Trump


Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday said she regrets disparaging Donald Trump.

“On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them,” she said in a statement. “Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.”

Ginsburg, 83, has faced criticism after making series of comments this week slamming Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee.

She joked to the New York Times on Sunday that she would move to New Zealand if Trump became president.

“I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president,” she said in the interview. “For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”