US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg doubled-down on previous comments she made last year, telling a Women’s Conference over the weekend that she had “no doubt” that Trump’s sexist and “macho” attitude cost Clinton the 2016 presidential election.
Ginsburg was speaking at New York’s Columbia University on Sunday when she was asked to “clarify” remarks she made during the general election last fall, where she claimed misogyny was a “major factor” in Hillary Clinton’s stunning defeat to Donald Trump.
“I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by even the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no man would have been criticized,” Ginsburg told the crowd.
“I think anyone who watched that campaign unfold would answer it the same way I did: Yes, sexism played a prominent part,” she added.
Then-candidate Trump called-out Ginsburg for her comments last July, saying “Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot – resign!”
Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot – resign!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 13, 2016