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Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologizes for anti-Trump comments

After lobbing several disapproving comments at Donald Trump over the course of the past week, Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday that she regretted weighing in on the 2016 election.

"On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them," the Supreme Court Justice said in a statement.

She added: "Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect."

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During three separate interviews with the press this past week, Ginsburg called the presumptive GOP nominee a "faker," chastised his refusal to release his tax returns, and publicly said she couldn't "imagine" what the U.S. would be like with Trump in the Oval Office.

The remarks drew criticism from all sides of the ideological spectrum, including from Trump himself, who tweeted out Wednesday that Ginsburg's "mind is shot" and urged the 83-year-old to resign.

Both the Washington Post and the New York Times chimed in with their own denunciations of Ginsburg's comments earlier this week.

The Post's editorial board said Ginsburg's sentiments were "much better left unsaid by a member of the Supreme Court."

The Times' editors said Ginsburg needed to "drop the political punditry and the name-calling."

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