Trump considered pulling Gorsuch's nomination after personal criticism

Trump considered pulling Gorsuch's nomination after personal criticism

According to the Post, Trump even considered rescinding the nomination.

"I never even wavered and am very proud of him and the job he is doing as a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court", he wrote.

But earlier this year, Trump talked about rescinding Gorsuch's nomination, venting angrily to advisers after his Supreme Court pick was critical of the president's escalating attacks on the federal judiciary in private meetings with legislators.

President Trump had reportedly been unhappy that Gorsuch hadn't been appreciative enough of the nomination, and was anxious after Gorsuch appeared to be critical of some of Trump's statements regarding federal courts. Had Trump followed his impulses, that easily could have become one of the wildest and most self-defeating moments of his young administration.

Gorsuch declined the Post's request for comment, but White House spokesman Raj Shah did provide a statement. Richard Blumenthal and told him that Trump's attack on the judiciary were "disheartening" and "demoralizing," the Washington Post reported Monday.

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Trump was especially upset by what he viewed as Gorsuch's insufficient gratitude for a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court, White House officials said.

Another day, another tweet from President Donald Trump, another shot at the "FAKE NEWS" media.

Tuesday on CNN's "At This Hour" Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey responded to the President's remarks and said the Post stands by its story. Trump claimed that they simply do not exist. "You never know with these guys".

Trump told aides he felt Gorsuch had been insufficiently grateful, but a personal letter Gorsuch penned to the President thanking him for mentioning him during a joint address to Congress and calling it "magnificent" appeared to assuage those concerns.

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