Ginni Thomas, the spouse of Supreme Court docket Justice Clarence Thomas, has lengthy been concerned in far-right activism however a latest White Home assembly with President Donald Trump, reported by the New York Occasions, is elevating eyebrows.
Trump listened “quietly” whereas Thomas and a gaggle of ultra-conservative activists criticized transgender individuals, ladies within the navy and Republican management final week, in response to the paper. The group convened for about an hour within the Roosevelt Room, the place Trump sat “saying little however showing shocked,” the Occasions reported citing three unnamed sources conversant in the matter.
They started with a prayer, the paper’s sources stated. Attendees additionally prayed at varied occasions all through the session.
Thomas, who operates a one-woman political consultancy, has been criticized in latest months for pushing extra clearly partisan messages than some deem acceptable for the partner of a justice of the Supreme Court docket, an establishment that has not too long ago seen its impartiality questioned.
Over Fb, she frequently posts unvarnished reward for Trump and slams Democratic management. This week, she shared a racist meme about immigrants. (Not her first.) Thomas as soon as known as the Parkland, Florida, faculty capturing survivors “harmful to the survival of our nation” due to their battle for stronger gun management coverage.
Others on the assembly have been Connie Hair, chief of workers to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas); Frank Gaffney, an anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist; and Rosemary Jenks, who works for the anti-immigration group NumbersUSA ― together with round six White Home aides, the Occasions reported.
Thomas and Hair have been significantly hung up on sure administrative appointments they wished Trump to make, accusing White Home aides of blocking them, in response to the report.
One lady current reportedly argued that every one ladies must be barred from navy service resulting from their bodily variations from males.
Somebody additionally advised the president that Republican congressional leaders must be “tarred and feathered” over the partial authorities shutdown, though the attendees apparently didn’t say what the leaders ought to have been doing. Whereas information of the assembly comes simply after the White Home agreed to quickly reopen the federal authorities, on the time the shutdown would have appeared indefinite.
At one level, Trump pulled his daughter Ivanka Trump, who can be a White Home aide, into the assembly, “saying she could be beloved if she have been serving a liberal president, as an alternative of getting adverse information protection.”
The bizarre assembly reportedly got here to be after the president and first woman dined with the justice and his spouse however had been delayed for months, the Occasions stated.