The president of the United States, Donald Trump, has assured that he “barely” heard the boos and criticism that a group of people gave against him when he went on Wednesday in the burning chapel of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the Supreme Court.
“It was just political chants. We could barely hear it from where we were,” said Trump, alluding to the slogans that overshadowed his presence in front of the coffin and included messages against him such as “vote for him to leave”, due to the imminence of the upcoming elections.
“Someone told me they were screaming, but (those who were screaming) were right next to the media,” Trump added in statements to journalists, according to the news portal The Hill.
White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany has more explicitly criticized the boos, calling them “terrible” and “disrespectful” during a press conference.
The death of Ginsburg, from the progressive current, has unleashed a political debate in the United States over Trump’s urgency to appoint a new judge before the November elections, in such a way as to guarantee that a conservative magistrate occupies the position that has become vacant.
The president will give the name of his nominee – he himself has said it will be a woman – on Saturday and the Republican Party has already guaranteed the necessary votes in the Senate so that the candidacy is submitted to at least a vote in the plenary session of the Upper House.