President Trump said Friday he hopes that ailing 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets well soon.
“I wish her well. I hope she serves on the Supreme Court for many, many years,” Mr. Trump told reporters at the White House.
Justice Ginsburg broke three ribs Wednesday night in a fall at her office at the high court and was hospitalized. The incident renewed speculation about her possible retirement.
Mr. Trump pointed out that the liberal justice isn’t “exactly on my side.”
“She said something very inappropriate during the campaign, but she apologized for it,” he said.
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Justice Ginsburg called Mr. Trump “a faker.”
“I can’t imagine what this place would be — I can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president,” she said in an interview.
Mr. Trump has changed the balance of power on the Supreme Court by appointing two conservative justices, Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh, in his first two years in office.
The justice, who has survived two bouts of cancer, has said she wants to serve on the court until at least 2020, the next presidential election year.