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Trump pays respects to late Justice Stevens at Supreme Court


Added 07-22-19 11:58:02am EST - “President Trump on Monday paid his respects to the late Justice John Paul Stevens, traveling to the Supreme Court where the justice is lying in repose.” - Thehill.com

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpChelsea Clinton announces birth of third child Ukrainian officials and Giuliani are sharing back-channel campaign information: report Trump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' MORE on Monday paid his respects to the late Justice John Paul Stevens, traveling to the Supreme Court where the justice is lying in repose.

The president and First Lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump talks to Swedish leader about rapper A$AP Rocky, offers to vouch for his bail Trump steps up attacks on 'Squad' after post-rally furor Trump says he doesn't care if attacks on 'Squad' hurt him politically MORE stood in silence in front of Stevens’s casket in the Supreme Court’s Great Hall, before moving over to a portrait of the late justice placed nearby.

On the way to the Supreme Court, Trump lashed out on Twitter at four minority Democratic congresswoman, calling them “a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart.”

Stevens died last week at the age of 99, from complications following a stroke. He spent 35 years on the Supreme Court and led the court's liberal bloc, retiring in 2010 and opening the door for then-President Obama to nominate Justice Elena KaganElena KaganKagan: I will 'never accept' Supreme Court's ruling on partisan gerrymandering Liberal, conservative Supreme Court justices unite in praising Stevens Trump orders flags to half-staff in honor of Supreme Court Justice Stevens MORE.

Stevens had been critical of Trump at times, including saying earlier this year that he hopes Trump "won’t do too much damage" to the courts and that the president is "exercising powers that do not really belong to him."

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