President Trump on Friday appeared to carry on with his campaign rally in Minnesota, apparently unaware of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
Trump took the stage in Minnesota before news of Ginsburg’s death broke.
The president began by telling the crowd that he may consider appointing Sen. Ted Cruz to the supreme court should a vacancy open up.
Trump, seemingly unaware of RBG's passing, muses about putting Ted Cruz on the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/bPXEBKDKSp
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2020
As Trump reminded the crowd that the next president would likely fill one to four vacancies over their four-year term, the crowd began to shout: “Ginsburg is dead!”
“That’s why the Supreme Court is so important. The next president will get one, two, three, or four Supreme Court justices. Many presidents have had none,” Trump said before one rally attendee yelled: “Ginsburg is dead!”
“The next [president] will have anywhere from one to four. Think of that. That will totally change when you talk about life when you talk about second amendment, when you think about things that are so important to you. You’re going to be stuck for forty years, thirty-five years, a long time,” Trump added as another person shouted: “Ginsburg is dead!”
Trump carried on with his remarks seemingly unaware of the news.
Trump is still unaware of RBG's passing. Here he is moments ago talking about SCOTUS as people yell "Ginsburg is dead!" to try to clue him in pic.twitter.com/csPDyTN5oF
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 19, 2020