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President Trump Reacts To News of Ginsburg’s Death: “She Just Died? Wow….”


I think this is an incredible moment.

Our President was on stage at a campaign rally when news of Ginsburg's death broke.

He had no idea until he stepped off stage and was told by a reporter. 

Here he is in the moment responding to the news.

Absolutely amazing to watch, you can see him processing the news in real time, probably a million things running through his mind.

He knows this election is probably headed to the Supreme Court and he knows this news just….changed…..everything.

Watch him process and watch the kind reaction from our President:

Here are some of the reactions:

I'd love to know what you think too.

He later that evening released this statement:

And from NPR:

President Trump called Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a "titan of the law" in a statement late Friday night on her death.

"Renowned for her brilliant mind and her powerful dissents at the Supreme Court, Justice Ginsburg demonstrated that one can disagree without being disagreeable toward one's colleagues or different points of view," the statement said.

The White House has also lowered its flag to half-staff.

The news of Ginsburg's death broke about 10 minutes after Trump launched into a campaign speech before a large crowd at an airport hangar in Bemidji, Minn.

Trump continued on, for more than an hour, before returning to Air Force One, where reporters were waiting. As Elton John's Tiny Dancer played from the nearby stage, a reporter broke the news.

"She just died?" Trump said. "I didn't know that, you're telling me now for the first time," he told a reporter.

"She led an amazing life, what else can you say? She was an amazing woman — whether you agreed or not — she was an amazing woman who led an amazing life," he said.

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"I am sad to hear that," he said before boarding the plane to return to Washington, D.C.


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