President Trump Sends Well Wishes for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
President Donald Trump wished Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg well after learning that she has went through treatment for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas.
The president said that Ginsburg, 86, is “strong” and “very tough” while speaking to reporters outside the White House on his way to leave for the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in France.
“I hope she does really well. And our thoughts and prayers are with her,” Trump said.
“I’m hoping she’s going to be fine,” he continued. “She’s pulled through a lot. She’s strong. Very tough. We wish her well.”
On Friday it was announced that Ginburg has completed three weeks of radiation at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. The treatment included the insertion of a stent in Ginsburg’s bile duct, according to a statement by the court.
In December of 2018, Ginsburg had surgery to remove cancer from her left lung. She has also beat colon cancer in 1999 and pancreatic cancer in 2009.
Doctors said that the cancer has not spread to other parts of her body.
President Trump has already appointed Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. He has said that he will “absolutely” nominate someone if there is another opening available in 2020.
Last year, Ginsburg said that she has no desire to retire and plans to stay on the bench for five more years.
“I’m now 85,” Ginsburg told CNN. “My senior colleague, Justice John Paul Stevens, stepped down when he was 90, so think I have at least five more years.”