Donald Trump booed while paying respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

President Donald Trump was forced to listen to a crowd of people boo him when he and his wife visited the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's coffin to pay their respects.

Trump and his wife Melania stood outside the Supreme Court on Thursday near the flag-draped coffin of Bader Ginsburg. As they stood, loud jeers and booing rose up from the crowd - the shouts soon turned to chants of "vote him out".

Trump was wearing a black face mask to protect against COVID-19 and showed no expression at the outpouring of hatred from the crowd.

The President, who has already installed two top court picks since taking office in 2017, said earlier he would unveil his latest choice on Saturday, a week after the 87-year-old justice died on September 18.

Ginsburg, appointed by Democratic President Bill Clinton in 1993, was an icon for liberals, especially as the court grew increasingly conservative. Her death has sparked a renewed push by Democrats to get people to the polls in November and an outpouring of campaign donations.