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President Donald Trump was greeted with loud jeers and boos by a nearby crowd as he visited the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s flag-draped coffin outside the US Supreme Court, Jeff Mason and Susan Heavey reported for Reuters.

Trump pretended not to hear the chant of “vote him out” and “jail him” and claimed “I think that was just a political chant. We could hardly hear it from where we were,” drawing laughter from newsmen.

Wearing a black mask and accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, he stood near the casket at the marble court building amid chants of “vote him out.” The moment highlighted the public flashpoint that Ginsburg’s death has become ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election.

The Republican president, who has already installed two top court picks since taking office in 2017, has said he would unveil his latest choice on Saturday, a week after the 87-year-old justice died on Sept. 18. His decision to move quickly on a replacement just six weeks before the election has drawn sharp battle lines between Republicans and Democrats, and reshaped the race for the White House as Trump seeks re-election during a coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 people in the US and devastated the economy.

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