Trump Praises Ginsburg As “A Titan Of The Law”

NPR reports:

President Trump called Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a “titan of the law” in a statement late Friday night on her death. “Renowned for her brilliant mind and her powerful dissents at the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg demonstrated that one can disagree without being disagreeable toward one’s colleagues or different points of view,” the statement said. The White House has also lowered its flag to half-staff.

The news of Ginsburg’s death broke about 10 minutes after Trump launched into a campaign speech before a large crowd at an airport hangar in Bemidji, Minn. Trump continued on, for more than an hour, before returning to Air Force One, where reporters were waiting. As Elton John’s Tiny Dancer played from the nearby stage, a reporter broke the news. “She just died?” Trump said. “I didn’t know that, you’re telling me now for the first time,” he told a reporter.