President Trump offered well wishes for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday. He said that he hopes she makes a full recovery after it was announced she underwent treatment for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas.
“I hope she does really well. And our thoughts and prayers are with her,” Trump told reporters as he left the White House for the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in France.
“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.”
The Supreme Court made the announcement earlier on Friday that Ginsburg, 86, completed three weeks of radiation treatment in New York City for the tumor. It was detected in early July. During the surgery, a stent was also inserted into her bile duct as part of the treatment.
Ginsburg is the high court’s oldest serving justice and one of the court’s most liberal. She has struggled with bouts of cancer during her tenure, undergoing surgery in 1999 for colorectal cancer, a procedure for pancreatic cancer in 2009 and another operation to remove two malignant nodules in her lungs just last December.
Trump has already appointed two Supreme Court justices thus far in his first term: Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh. The president talks frequently about the importance of shaping the federal judiciary, and told The Hill in June that he would “absolutely” nominate someone to the high court if there was an opening in 2020.
This will anger many of Trump’s opponents because former president Obama was kept from appointing a justice in his last year of his second term.
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