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Trump and Melania pay respects to late Justice John Paul Stevens

Trumps pay respects to Justice Stevens

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump paid their respects to the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Monday. Stevens is lying in repose at the Supreme Court as Washington honors a leading liberal voice on the high court. 

The retired justice who was appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975 died Tuesday. He died on Tuesday at 99. Stevens served on the Supreme Court until he retired at the age of 90 in 2010. 

Mr. Trump and the first lady spent just under two minutes in the Great Hall, bowing their heads before Stevens' casket and stopping to gaze at his portrait. They gave no remarks. 

While en route to the Supreme Court, the president hurled insults towards the four freshmen congresswomen he has been attacking for the last week. 

The 'Squad' is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart," the president tweeted. "They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!"

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