Later on Thursday, Trump was asked about the chants, he said, “Well, I think that was just a political chant. We could hardly hear it from where we were. Somebody said there was some chanting, but they were right next to the media.”
“We heard a sound, but it wasn’t very strong,” he added.
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Q: "How did you feel about some of the chanting outside the Supreme Court? Vote you out? Uphold her wish?"
President Trump: "That was just a political chant. We could hardly hear it from where we were." pic.twitter.com/H70zS372ve
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 24, 2020
As Trump paid his respects to Ginsburg, protesters could be heard booing him and chanting “Vote him out,” as IJR reported.
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— ABC News (@ABC) September 24, 2020
Ginsburg, 87, died last Friday due to complications from pancreatic cancer, as IJR reported.
Ginsburg’s casket arrived at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, and there were two days of public viewing. On Friday, she will make history as the first woman to lie in state in the Capitol.
Trump has said he would like to nominate a replacement to fill the new vacancy on the court. He also said he would like the Senate to confirm his nominee before the general election in November.
The president plans to announce his nominee at the White House on Saturday.
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