President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump briefly visited the Supreme Court on Thursday, where he joined many of the country’s top legal luminaries at a formal ceremony welcoming his appointee, Justice Neil Gorsuch.
While at the courtroom ceremony, Trump, who had a front-row seat but no actual role in the proceedings, sat alongside his wife towards the side of the courtroom where the former Supreme Court Justices and their families typically reside.
Among those in attendance was a “who’s who” of the conservative establishment, like former attorneys general Edwin Meese, John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales and Michael Mukasey, and a heap of Republican lawmakers. While the Democratic attendance in comparison, however, was visibly lower, according to reports.
Nonetheless, that did not stop liberal-leaning Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from making an appearance at the ceremony — which is one feature of the evening people online haven’t stopped obsessing over.
That’s because, while there, Ginsburg, who has long been a critic of the president and referred to Trump as a “faker” in the 2016 presidential election, took a photo with him that has sent Twitter users wild with speculation in attempts to decipher her facial reaction.
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 15, 2017
One remarked, “The Notorious RBG knows where she is at. and it ain’t a place to make nice.”
The Notorious RBG knows where she is at. and it ain't a place to make nice.
— Emily (@poppy1080) June 15, 2017
I would say telling, but that's a pretty standard picture face for RBG. https://t.co/NjeWP1CVMj
— Susan Brooks (@SusanBrooks62) June 15, 2017