United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her recent comments about Donald Trump were “ill-advised.” The Justice added that she, “regret(s) making them.”
美国最高法院大法官鲁斯·拜德·金斯伯格（Ruth Bader Ginsburg）表示，她最近对唐纳德·川普（Donald Trump）的评论是非常不明智的。这位大法官补充说，她后悔发表了这些评论。
In interviews with media organizations in the past week, Ginsburg criticized the presumptive Republican nominee for president. She said she did not want to think about the possibility of Trump winning the election. She also called Trump a “faker.”
Trump asked the justice to resign from her position. On social media, he criticized her comment as, in his words, “dumb.” He tweeted, “Her mind is shot – resign.”
Republicans and some newspaper editorial writers were critical of the Justice’s comments.
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan said her comment “shows bias.” Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it was “totally inappropriate” for Ginsburg to criticize Trump.
共和党众议院议长保罗·瑞安（Paul Ryan）称她的言论表明了她的偏见。共和党参议院多数党领袖米奇·麦康奈尔(Mitch McConnell)称金斯伯格批评川普完全不合适。
Both The New York Times and The Washington Post wrote editorials saying she should stay out of presidential politics.
Justice Ginsburg seemed to agree with the criticism.
In a statement released by the court’s public information office, she said: “Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future, I will be more circumspect.”
Ginsburg has served on the Supreme Court since 1993. President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, appointed her. At the time, she was only the second woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
At 83, she is the oldest member of the court. Ginsburg is known for speaking out on many issues. Her comments are often reported in blogs and were even turned into a book.
Reporters question Josh Earnest about her criticism of Trump on Wednesday. The president’s spokesman said, “She didn’t earn the nickname the 'Notorious RBG' for nothing.”
注：《声名狼藉的鲁思·拜德·金斯伯格》（Notorious RBG：The Lifeand Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg），这是她个人传记的书名。声名狼藉是她作为异见者的赢得褒奖，并非贬义。
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presumptive –adj. considered to be, but not yet officially confirmed
circumspect –adj. thinking carefully about possible risks before doing or saying something
notorious –adj. well-known, often for something bad