United States President Donald Trump on Saturday said that he will nominate a woman next week to succeed Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died after a long battle with cancer on Friday, BBC reported.
Trump added that Ginsburg’s successor will be a “very talented, very brilliant woman”. Ginsburg, a feminist icon, was only the second woman justice of the US Supreme Court.
“I will be putting forth a nominee next week,” Trump said at a rally in North Carolina. “It will be a woman. “I think it should be a woman because I actually like women much more than men.” Trump added that he wanted to make the nomination without any delay.
Trump referred to Ginsburg as a “legal giant” at the rally. “Her landmark rulings, fierce devotion to justice and her courageous battle against cancer inspire all Americans,” he was quoted as saying by Reuters.