First lady Melania Trump called the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a “great loss” and stated that she is praying for her family and friends.
“Justice’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing is a immense loss. Her tenacity & strength were matched by her intellect & compassion, & her spirit will live on in all she has inspired,” first lady Melania tweeted on Saturday morning.
“My prayers are with her family & all who loved her,” she continued, adding the hashtag #RIPRBG.
Ruth Ginsburg, who was a steadfast tenant of the court’s liberal bloc, died Friday at the age of 87 from complications with metastatic pancreatic cancer.
Since she passed away, there has been an outpouring of tributes to the late justice.
President Donald Trump appeared genuinely shocked about Ginsburg’s death when speaking to reporters after a campaign rally in Minnesota on Friday night.
“She just died? I didn’t know that,” President Trump said after his event. “She led an amazing life. What else can you say? Whether you agree or not […] she led an amazing life.”
President Trump has indicated that he intends to nominate a replacement for Ginsburg prior to the election.