Donald Trump Wants Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Resign For Her “Dumb Political Statements,” Like He’s Never Said Any
Sometimes you have to speak your truth. Which is exactly what Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did in the press, and now Donald Trump wants Ginsburg to resign for basically calling him a “faker.” She said a lot more than that, too, and it’s actually pretty fucking amazing. RBG’s thoughts about Trump are like that little feeling of being scared you try to talk yourself out of when you walk through a parking garage all alone at night. She basically said him becoming president can’t happen, but it could, and if it does, we’re in trouble. Because Trump is scary AF.
Ginsburg told The New York Times she didn’t want to even “contemplate” a Trump presidency. Later this week, she went all the way with CNN, saying, “At first I thought it was funny. To think that there’s a possibility that he could be president…” CNN wrote that “her voice trailed off gloomily,” just at the thought. RBG, just like all of us. But, even though we might wholeheartedly agree with Ginsburg and trail off gloomily every time we consider a Trump presidency, she maybe should have texted that to her friend instead of telling the press, since a Supreme Court justice is supposed to pretend to not have political opinions (even though we all know they do). However, this election is a big fucking deal, so I’m glad she’s speaking out about the potentially catastrophic future we could be headed toward.
Trump has called for her to resign in response, because, well, he’s Trump.
Ginsburg’s mind isn’t “shot,” as he claimed. In fact, speaking out about being scared is a sign of fucking sanity, and it’s something that say, Paul Ryan or anyone in the Republican Party should have done long, long ago. She’s not resigning anytime soon, nor should she.
We can’t keep pretending that Trump deserves even a modicum of respect, because he is a joke. Ginsburg is right, his candidacy should have been funny. And in regard to his comment about her “dumb political statements,” let’s compare who really says the idiotic political statements. It’s not even a fair fight between the two of them.
When Speaking About Themselves
Trump: “The show is ‘Trump.’ And it is sold-out performances everywhere.”
Ginsburg: “I was a law school teacher. And that’s how I regard my role here with my colleagues, who haven’t had the experience of growing up female and don’t fully appreciate the arbitrary barriers that have been put in women’s way.”
When Speaking About Undocumented Workers
Trump: “There will be a wall. And if you think walls don’t work, ask Israel.”
Ginsburg: “[They] unfortunately are not protected by the law and they are tremendously subjected to exploitation….The result is that they would be willing to work for a wage that no person who is welcome in our shores would take. I think the answer to that problem is in Congress’s lap.”
When Speaking About Women In The Workplace
Trump: “Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart one act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye — or perhaps another body part.”
Ginsburg: “I always thought that there was nothing an anti-feminist would want more than to have women only in women’s organizations, in their own little corner empathizing with each other and not touching a man’s world. If you’re going to change things, you have to be with the people who hold the levers.”
When Speaking About Race
Trump: “The first time I heard [Black Lives Matter] I said, ‘You have to be kidding.’ I think it’s a very, very, very divisive term. There’s no question about it.”
Ginsburg: “Once [gay] people began to say who they were, you found that it was your next-door neighbor or it could be your child, and we found people we admired… that understanding still doesn’t exist with race; you still have separation of neighborhoods, where the races are not mixed. It’s the familiarity with people who are gay that still doesn’t exist for race and will remain that way for a long time as long as where we live remains divided.”
Ginsburg should have tempered her comments, only because now she may have to recuse herself from any cases brought up surrounding his name or — let’s cross our fingers — presidency. She’s a great legal mind, and we would be totally fucked without her. Let’s hope this guy doesn’t take her down.