Donald Trump was unaware Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died, ending a two-hour campaign rally and then telling reporters: “She just died? Wow.”
The president had been speaking at a campaign event in Bemidji, Minnesota, during which he spoke of the power invested in a president by their role of selecting justices to the top court.
“That’s why the Supreme Court is so important – the next president will get one, two, three, or four Supreme Court Justices. I had two,” he said.
As it was, footage from the event heard somebody yelling out that Ginsburg had died.
“She just died? Wow. I didn’t know that. She led an amazing life,” he later told reporters on Air Force One.
“What else can you say? She was an amazing woman, whether you agree or not. She was an amazing woman who led an amazing life.”