Donald Trump flips out over recent criticism from Supreme Court Justice Ginsberg.
Donald Trump is super mad. He is so mad that he is claiming that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is not allowed to have personal opinions about candidates. Especially when that personal opinion is solidly anti-Trump–even though that opinion is held by about 60 percent of the nation. The man who would be the tantrum-thrower-in-chief is crying to anyone who will listen because she dared criticize him.
His response to her criticism?
Off with her head, er, to call for her resignation (or as some have interpreted it, wishing her a swift death):
I think it’s highly inappropriate that a United States Supreme Court judge gets involved in a political campaign, frankly. I think it’s a disgrace to the court and I think she should apologize to the court. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it. And I would hope that she would get off the court as soon as possible.
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 12, 2016
Never mind that she didn’t “become involved” in anyone’s campaign, is allowed personal opinions, and (like every American citizen) is within her rights to back a candidate. None of that helps him hurt her for being a big meany head, so it seems he has ignored it. These comments were made, not in her official capacity, and not from the bench, but during two interviews covering her personal opinions.
Oh, and by the way, the late Antonin Scalia was pretty famous for sharing just such opinions.
Donald Trump is often flabbergasted, then unhinged and explosive when facing criticism; losing his cool is pretty much par for the course. Name-calling, hateful lies, and caustic rhetoric often follow anything that Trump feels is unfair. His current tantrum brings to mind a querulous Queen of Hearts losing her temper and screaming for heads, because someone had the gall not to curtsy quite right.
Ginsberg’s comments in two different interviews left no doubt that she doesn’t want to think about, and just plain can’t imagine, a Trump presidency. She made it clear that while for the country it would be only 4 years, his time would reverberate in the Supreme Court for a very, very long time.
She told the NYT:
“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president, for the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”
She then called him a “faker” (which is something that he has bragged about in his books) and managed to mention most of his incredible weaknesses, including that he has seemingly gotten away with not releasing his tax returns. That blatant lack of transparency is something the mainstream media seems to be treating with kid gloves when they need to be pulling out boxing gloves.
She said to CNN:
“He is a faker. He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. … How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that.”
If there is something that is predictable about Trump, it is that he can not handle any form of criticism. He takes every small thing personally and launches scorched-Earth reprisals that are heavy with hyperbole, rhetoric, and out -and-out lies. Conspiracy theories, rumors, and innuendo are tools of his trade; and he uses them without compunction, even as he runs for the presidency.
He uses racism, hatred, and fear like an arsonist uses accelerants–liberally and secretively at once, but always with maximum damage, destruction, and deniability as a goal. Not that he would ever take responsibility for his own actions; not when he has no problem denying what he has said and done on the national stage ON CAMERA. Muslims, Mexicans, women, the disabled, low-income families — all have been victims of Trump’s casual supremacist attitudes.
Ginsberg is right: Trump is a nightmare for America. However, he seems to want to destroy, oust, belittle or threaten anyone that speaks out against him. His tactics are that of a school-yard bully; and if he thinks he will be able to damage Ginsberg’s reputation because he is butt-hurt that she spoke the truth, he has another think coming.
The “Notorious RBG,” has more class in one of her lace collars than he has ever been able to purchase in his skeevy life; and she has earned the respect of the nation. He is an infomercial gone wrong, right up until that unthinkable possibility that he be given the nuclear launch codes and Supreme Court picks — then he is a Oligarchist, and an Authoritarian whose track record for dealing with hurt feelings doesn’t bode well for the continued survival of the planet.