Protestors Booed Donald Trump As He Paid His Respects To The Late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
President Donald Trump has received an icy reception while he was paying his respects to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The Commander in Chief wore a face mask and stood silently outside the Supreme Court where Justice Ginsburg's casket was placed.
Protestors booed and chanted 'Vote Him Out' as he paused.
After a few moments of reflection, Donald Trump and First Lady Melania hopped into a limo and headed back to the White House.
President Trump and his Republicans have been racing to fill the now vacant seat of the Supreme Court before the November election - which has prompted outcry from some people who believe it's too soon.
At a press briefing later, Trump was asked what he thought about the booing and he said he could barely even hear it.
"I think that was just a political chant. We could hardly hear it from where we were," Trump said on the South Lawn.
"Somebody said there was some chanting. But they were right next to the media. But we could hardly hear too much. We heard a sound but it wasn't very strong."
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His press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, was furious that protestors would use a solemn and respectful moment to further their agenda.
"The chants were appalling but certainly to be expected when you're in the heart of the swamp," she said.
"I travel with the President all across the country -- Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, Nevada -- and everywhere we go, the streets are lined with support like I don't think any other president has had previously."
Justice Ginsburg died last Friday at her home in Washington, DC, surrounded by members of her family. She had been suffering from metastatic pancreatic cancer.
She was only the second woman in US history to sit on the Supreme Court, which she did for an impressive 27 years.
Justice Ginsburg's final wish was to have her replacement announced by the winner of the 2020 election, which is due to be held in November. President Trump has dismissed that as a 'Democratic ploy', according to CNN and is swiftly moving to find a nominee to replace her.
Ginsburg is survived by her two children, Jane Carol Ginsburg and James Steven Ginsburg, four grandchildren, Paul Spera, Clara Spera, Miranda Ginsburg and Abigail Ginsburg, as well as two step-grandchildren, Harjinder Bedi and Satinder Bedi, and one great-grandchild, Lucrezia Spera.
Her husband, Martin 'Marty' Ginsburg, passed away in 2010.
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