Without providing a sliver of evidence, President Donald Trump claimed Monday morning that the dying wish Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fabricated hoax that had actually been written by Democrats who don’t want him to nominate a replacement for Ginsburg.
During a phone interview on the Fox morning show “Fox & Friends,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt brought up that Ginsburg had dictated the following message to her granddaughter which read:
“My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
Trump responded with a bogus conspiracy theory:
“I don’t know that she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff, and [Chuck] Schumer and [Nancy] Pelosi. I would be more inclined to the second, okay?… That sounds like a Schumer deal or maybe a Pelosi or shifty Schiff. So that came out of the wind. I mean, maybe she did and maybe she didn’t.”
The president then added:
“Look, the bottom line is we won the election. We have an obligation to do what’s right and act as quickly as possible.
JUST IN: Trump doesn’t believe RBG’s dying wish: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
Trump: “I don’t know that she said that, or was that written out by Schiff, Schumer and Pelosi.” pic.twitter.com/AKnbZkjbr2
— Joanna Preston (@JoPrestonTV) September 21, 2020
Twitter quickly lit up with anger directed at the president for his absurd rant:
Quadruple the sadness and mourning of RBG’s granddaughter now that she is being maligned by the president of the United States.
I fucking hate him. 🤬
— Pink Iguana 🌊 (@PinkIguana11) September 21, 2020
Another sign of Trump’s depravity. And his base, so brainwashed by conspiracy theories, will echo this crap.
— Corraban (@tameCorraBan) September 21, 2020
— catbyte 🌊 🆘 (@catbyte08) September 21, 2020
Later today, maybe Trump will assert that Ginsburg faked her death and is actually living on an island in the Pacific with Elvis Presley, D.B. Cooper, and Jim Morrison. Hell, that’d make more sense than the BS he spewed this morning.
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