Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in a statement Thursday that she regrets her public negative comments about Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them,” Ginsburg said. “Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect.”
The Supreme Court Justice has criticized Trump heavily over the past week. On Monday she called him a “faker.”
“He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. … How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that,” Ginsburg added.
She previously had said in a New York Times interview that she would move to New Zealand if Trump were to win.
In response to her comments Trump tweeted out, “Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court has embarrassed all by making very dumb political statements about me. Her mind is shot — resign!”