President Trump says will name woman to succeed Ginsburg as tributes pour in
21 September 2020 | 10:49 am
People gather outside the US Supreme Court in Washington DC and in New York City to honour late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday at 87 years old. nited States President Donald Trump says he will "most likely" pick a woman to succeed Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, and adds that the choice of a woman "would certainly be appropriate".
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