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Trump is met by protesters as he visits Justice Ginsburg’s coffin.

President Trump paid his respects to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday morning, standing silently by her coffin on the prime of the Supreme Courtroom steps as he was jeered by protesters on the road beneath.

Carrying a face masks — uncommon for him — and a sky-blue tie as a substitute of his trademark crimson energy tie, Mr. Trump stared forward, and closed his eyes at instances, close to the justice’s flag-draped coffin.

However the quiet of the second was punctured by the boos and shouts of demonstrators a couple of block away. “Honor her want!” yelled some, a reference to Justice Ginsburg’s deathbed request that her alternative not be confirmed till a “new president is put in.”

Others shouted “Vote him out!”

It was not clear whether or not Mr. Trump and his spouse, Melania, who joined him, may hear the heckling, which was clearly audible on tv. They stayed for lower than two minutes.

Following Mr. Trump was his chief of workers, Mark Meadows, and nationwide safety adviser, Robert C. O’Brien. Each males additionally wore masks, and bowed their heads with their eyes closed. Justice Ginsburg, who died final Friday, lay in repose on the court docket on Wednesday and Thursday.

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