Donald Trump paid a final tribute to the late Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Thursday.
The American president stood with his wife Melania in a black face mask at Ginsburg, who had been made up by the Supreme Court in Washington, while people in the background chanted that he should be voted out.
Ginsburg died last Friday at the age of 87. With the death of the liberal and progressive figurehead, the way is cleared for Trump to appoint a new conservative chief justice to the highest court.
In that case, a 6 to 3 majority would be in favour of Republican positions. The court rules on matters such as abortion and the right to bear a weapon.
Trump has announced his choice on Saturday. It is the Senate that decides on the appointment. The Republicans have a majority in this.
Ginsburg herself is said to have said on her deathbed that her succession should only be decided after the elections on November 3. Demonstrators called on Trump to respect her dying wish at the declared Ginsburg.