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Trump booed & taunted with ‘vote him out’ as he pays respects to casket of Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Supreme Court

DONALD Trump was met by chants of “vote him out” and “honor her wish” as he paid his respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The president visited the casket of the late justice as she lay in repose at the Supreme Court on Thursday morning.

“Vote him out! Vote him out! Vote him out!” was chanted by a large crowd in front of the building.

Trump and First Lady Melania both wore face masks for the trip.

The booing started as Trump’s motorcade pulled up behind the Supreme Court building.

Both the president and Melania stood in silence for approximately a minute as they honored Ginsburg, who died last week.

Thursday marked the second day that Ginsburg’s casket has sat under the Portico at the top of the steps in Washington, DC.

Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court revealed last week.

It came after five battles with the disease during her life.

Speaking at a Thursday news briefing, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany slammed the boos and chants as “appalling.”

She added: “But certainly to be expected when you’re in the heart of the swamp.”

When Trump was asked about the protests that took place as he paid his respects, he said: “We could hardly hear it from where we were.”

The “honor her wish” chants were said in response to what Ginsburg reportedly told her granddaughter, Clara Spera, in her final days.

“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” Ginsburg said, according to reports.

However, Trump revealed he will announce his Supreme Court nominee this week.

He also said he wants Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement approved before November’s election.

Trump revealed during a Monday morning interview with Fox and Friends that he wants to approve the new justice “quickly” and said he’ll likely announce his SCOTUS pick either on Friday or Saturday.

“We should wait for the services to be over for Justice Ginsburg. So we’re looking at probably Friday or maybe Saturday,” he told host Brian Kilmeade.

The ideal candidate would be “someone who’s not so far left that they’re not part of the AOC-plus-three crowd,” the president said.

RBG’s casket will be placed in National Statuary Hall on Friday, CNN reported, in an historic event that was announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday.

Ginsburg will be laid to rest, alongside her husband Marty, in Arlington National Cemetery next week.

Trump paid his respects just one day after more than 100 law clerks lined the Supreme Court steps as Ginsburg’s casket was brought to the building for her final time.

The heartwarming ceremony took place on Wednesday morning with a selection of Ginsburg’s clerks serving as pallbearers.

Nearly 120 clerks from her time at the appellate court and Supreme court gathered in attendance.

Ginsburg’s body will lie in repose at the Supreme Court on Wednesday and Thursday so the public can pay their respects.

The hearse transporting her casket arrived in front of the court house shortly before 9.30am.

Pallbearers were then seen carrying Ginsburg’s flag-draped casket past the lined-up clerks who successfully maintained social distance amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Following the arrival ceremony, the casket was placed inside the Supreme Court’s Great Hall as family members, friends, and other justice’s were in attendance.

The Supreme Court said in a statement Monday: “The public is invited to pay respects in front of the Building from approximately 11 am until 10 pm on Wednesday, September 23.

“And from 9 am until 10 pm on Thursday, September 24.”

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