Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Thursday she regrets remarks she made earlier this week to CNN and other news outlets criticizing presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
"On reflection, my recent remarks in response to press inquiries were ill-advised and I regret making them," Ginsburg said in a statement. "Judges should avoid commenting on a candidate for public office. In the future I will be more circumspect."
Ginsburg extensively criticized Trump as "a faker" in an interview with CNN earlier this week.
Her comments enraged Trump and leading congressional Republicans and thrust the 83-year-old justice into the middle of the heated presidential race.