Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she thought it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to “get by the macho atmosphere” that was so dominate in the 2016 presidential election season.
Poppy Harlow, a CNN reporter, queried Justice Ginsburg at Columbia University to explain her previous statements that sexism was a big factor in the 2016 presidential election.
“I think it was difficult for Hillary Clinton to get by the macho atmosphere prevailing during that campaign, and she was criticized in a way I think no men would have been criticized,” Ginsburg answered.
“I think anyone who watched that campaign unfold would answer the same way I did, yes that sexism played a prominent part,” she said.
Harlow asked the Ginsburg if the she thought that the United States wasn’t ready for a female president.
“I think we were and will be the next time,” Ginsburg replied.
“Anyway, we should be careful about getting me too much into the political arena,” she said, to laughs.
Ginsburg, who has called herself a “flaming feminist litigator,” apologized after rightfully criticizing President Stupid during his candidacy.
She said to The New York Times that she “can’t imagine what the country would be — with Donald Trump as our president.”