When Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fell earlier this week, breaking three ribs, the nation wondered if she would be able to continue her duties on the Supreme Court.
Ever resilient, Ginsburg has now been released from the hospital. President Donald Trump surprised the media by wishing her well and adding, “[I] hope she serves in the Supreme Court for many, many years.”
Not Exactly Friends
It is no secret Justice Ginsburg isn’t a fan of President Trump.
Her messages of unity and wishing things would go back to the “way they were” during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation debacle seemed hollow considering her previous comments.
During the 2016 election season, Ginsburg was extremely critical of Trump.
After Trump locked down the nomination for the Republicans, she said, “He is a faker.”
And she didn’t stop there…
“He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment,” Ginsburg stated.
She further stated, “I can’t imagine what this place would be – I can’t imagine what the country would be – with Donald Trump as our President.”
After making the comments, Ginsburg came under considerable fire, as it was unprecedented for a Supreme Court Justice to be so vocally opposed to a political candidate.
The fact Trump represented a different ideology that hers made her comments seem even worse.
Then-candidate Trump responded to her comments by saying she should resign.
A New Day
Since taking over as president, Trump has somewhat buried the hatchet with Ginsburg.
She has also tempered her comments, as well as stating the protests and attacks against Kavanaugh had her very worried about the future of the country.
While discussing her injuries, Trump recalled her “unfair” comments about him, but still wished her well.
“I wouldn’t say she’s exactly on my side, but I wish her well and hope she gets better and hope she serves in the Supreme Court for many, many years,” Trump told reporters.
And they said he couldn’t be presidential!