Donald Trump was salivating when he heard that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had been hospitalized with three broken ribs after a fall in her office. But the tough 85-year-old justice on Tuesday sent a powerful message to Trump and his Republican allies who were hoping she step down.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg intends to ease back into working out next week as she continues to recover, making it clear that she is not retiring any time soon, Vox reported Tuesday.
Ginsburg worked from home on Tuesday as she continued her recovery from a fall in her office last Wednesday night that left her with three fractured ribs.
She went home after the incident, but called Supreme Court Police to take her to the hospital the following morning after experiencing discomfort overnight.
She was released from George Washington University Hospital on Friday, and the court’s public information office said then that she was doing well.
“With three cracked ribs, I won’t have her on the elliptical right away. When she gets stronger, we’ll resume the regular workouts,” Bryant Johnson, Ginsburg’s trainer, told the news outlet.
Johnson praised the 85-year-old as “tough as nails,” and noted she’s had similar injuries before
Ginsburg, who was appointed in 1993 by then-President Bill Clinton, is one of four liberals in the now 5-4 majority conservative Supreme Court. She’s also the oldest serving justice. If she has to step down suddenly, President Trump would be able to make a third appointment for an even stronger conservative majority. So her health is carefully scrutinized by people on both sides of the aisle.
The judge’s workout routine went viral after late-night host Stephen Colbert joined her to exercise earlier this year.
“I’m cramping and I’m working out with an 85-year-old woman,” Colbert said as the two did pushups.