"The press seems to be very gentle with him on that", she said in July of 2016. Watergate helped hasten Nixon's 1974 resignation. "When I can't, that will be the time I will step down".
"I meant that we are not as mindful of what makes America great", Ginsburg told a crowd at the university, appearing to draw from Trump's signature slogan. Ginsburg had told the BBC earlier that despite the current administration's shifts in policy that don't live up to her idea of American values (like the Muslim ban, a policy she didn't mention by name), she believes they aren't permanent.
Ginsburg noted that the US has emerged from dark chapters in its history, like the imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
Ginsburg's statements were an apparent reference to last month's marches in Washington, D.C. and other cities, which the Washington Post (among others) noted were organized "to resist President Trump".
The 83-year-old justice did not comment directly on President Donald Trump, but said she was encouraged by the massive women's march in Washington, the day after his inauguration January 20, when demonstrators protested his election victory. "There was no violence, it was orderly".
Ginsburg implied that America right now is not owning up to all of its ideals: "We are not experiencing the best of times", she said, "but there's hope in seeing how the public is reacting to it". The old guard media clearly resents the fact that it no longer has a monopoly on shaping the public discourse, but if it's true that numbers don't lie, then its credibility in the Trump era (at least with Americans other than Justice Ginsburg) has tanked.
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"I am the beneficiary myself of my father being able to leave the Old World where the conditions were not good to come here and make a living and raise a family", Ginsburg said.
So why is there reason for hope?
"Some bad things have happened in the United States", Ginsburg said. It is the pendulum.
"When the pendulum swings too far in one direction it will go back", she said.
Again, without noting the irony, Ginsburg misses the obvious point that President Trump's election is a ideal example of the pendulum swinging back from the extremist policies of his pro-abortion predecessor, Barack Obama.