Trump Went After Ruth Bader Ginsburg, And The Internet Unleashed Its Fury

You do NOT mess with RBG.

If Donald Trump did not understand the fury RBG’s fans could bring, he sure does now.

The Republican nominee took some time during the final presidential debate Wednesday night to bring up Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the “very inappropriate statements” she made about him a few months earlier. 

Ginsburg “was forced to apologize, and apologize she did,” Trump said in response to a question about appointing candidates to the Supreme Court. “But these were statements that should never ever have been made.”

The statements Trump is referring to were made during several interviews Ginsburg gave over the summer, including one with CNN wherein she called the Republican nominee “a faker.”

“He has no consistency about him,” Ginsburg told CNN in July. “He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego.”

Ginsburg also told The New York Times that she could not “imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president.”

The 83-year-old associate justice later retracted her comments in an official statement released mid-July, saying “judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office.” 

Still, her minions, as they occasionally call themselves on Twitter, did not appreciate Trump’s casual name-drop of the notorious RBG so early in the debate.

The Ginsburg’s dedicated fans did what they do best ― prepared themselves for an orange-hued battle on Twitter, which just so happens to be Trump’s platform of choice for mindless ranting.

RBG minions, assemble!

Oh, and Trump, here’s some debate advice:

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.



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