Donald Trump was greeted with jeers and boos on Thursday as he visited the late supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s flag-draped coffin in Washington.
The crowd at the bottom of the steps to the famous supreme court building near the US Capitol, gathered to honor the liberal justice as she lies in repose, had a seemingly visceral reaction as the president turned up.
Ginsburg died last Friday at the age of 87.
Trump, wearing a black face mask and accompanied by Melania Trump, stood near the casket at the marble court building amid clearly audible, loud booing from many assembled.
As the president and the first lady paused at Ginsburg’s casket, the crowd yelled, “Vote him out!”
The moment highlighted the public flashpoint Ginsburg’s death has become ahead of the 3 November presidential election, especially as Trump rushes to fill her seat in a move Democrats have decried as treacherous and hypocritical after Republicans blocked Barack Obama’s nominee for the…