Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave an embarrassing interview with CNN that drew widespread criticism over social media as she appeared to have difficulty answering questions in a crisp manner.
Ginsburg, 84, spoke with CNN’s Poppy Harlow at Columbia University on Sunday where the CNN anchor had to slowly ask questions to one of the longest-serving Supreme Court justices.
Ginsburg made numerous political comments, suggesting that Hillary Clinton was at a disadvantage during the presidential election two years ago.
“I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by, in the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign … And she was criticized in a way I think no man would have been criticized,” Ginsburg said. “Sexism played a prominent part.”
“We should be careful about not getting me too much in the political arena,” Ginsburg continued, adding that she thinks all nine Supreme Court justices should be women.
Then-candidate Donald Trump criticized Ginsburg in July 2016, tweeting: “Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot – resign!”
Ginsburg’s latest comments drew similar reactions across social media from people who agreed with Trump’s assessment: