This left the favorite candidate feeling outraged saying he could not believe she would say something of that caliber.
Noah Feldman wrote that it's fine for Supreme Court justices to speak their mind.
What if a situation were to arise this year like that in Bush v. Gore, the case in which the Supreme Court decided the outcome of the 2000 presidential election on a partisan 5-4 vote?
It's no surprise that Ginsburg isn't a big fan of Trump (she is known for her liberal views and was nominated by former President Bill Clinton.) But justices usually avoid commenting on politics; particularly politics related to who should be the next president, likely to nominate at least one other justice they'll work with.
Republicans were more understandably peeved at Ginsburg. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan told CNN on Tuesday it's "very peculiar" and "out of place".
In a separate interview published Friday, The Associated Press asked Ginsburg about a Trump presidency.
"It's a rare, probably not the most appropriate thing for a judge to say", said Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., a member of the House Judiciary Committee. The Times' editorial board stated, "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg needs to drop the political punditry and the name-calling".
Some Democrats said Ginsberg may have stepped too far as a judge on the country's top court. At an attempt of humor, Ginsburg said she might move to New Zealand if Trump was elected president this November. With four months to go until the moment of truth, the world is hoping that USA citizens will be conscious and well-informed about their choice of vote, so as not to repeat a "from Brexit to Bregret" scenario.
The controversy stems from Ginsburg's recent interview with the New York Times.
Ginsburg has also criticized the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate for not acting on President Barack Obama's nomination of judge Merrick Garland.
"The court defers routinely to the decision of the justice", he said. Hai Do was the editor. Some of every administration's policies inevitably end up before the Supreme Court, and Justice Ginsburg surely would find herself under great pressure to remove herself from consideration of such cases. We all know that the justices have biases - as we can see when they rule and dissent and make friends with legislators - but it shouldn't be so out there.