Trump disputes report he was angry over Gorsuch comments

Trump was reportedly upset by comments Gorsuch made defending the judiciary

Trump was reportedly upset by comments Gorsuch made defending the judiciary

Trump considered withdrawing the nomination after believing Justice Gorsuch wouldn't be loyal to him, but the president said Tuesday it was "fake news".

"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", Trump tweeted.

Trump was upset following reports that Gorsuch had told a Democratic senator that he found Trump's attacks on the judiciary "disheartening" and "demoralizing," unnamed sources told the Washington Post.

The confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has regularly been touted as the most significant achievement of the Trump administration.

In an article featuring the always reliable "people with knowledge of the discussions", The Post reported Tuesday that Trump "angrily" vented to advisers after Gorsuch was critical of the president's criticism of the federal judiciary in private meetings with legislators.

The White House pushed back against The Post's report.

The latest example comes from the Washington Post who reported on Monday night that the president was close to pulling back his nomination of Neil Gorsuch earlier this year.

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Gorsuch's comments, on which he declined to elaborate publicly, were likely part of a bid to prove his autonomy from the White House. "And you were so kind to recognize Mrs. Scalia, remember the justice [Scalia], and mention me".

White House assistants debated the Post's announcing in on-the-record remarks, however administrative undertakings executive Marc Short recognized there was "disappointment" amid the affirmation procedure. The president called one a "so-called" judge, and described an appeals court panel as "disgraceful".

"My young little girls were cheering the TV!" he included.

"The process obviously caused frustration, but that frustration was compounded by the fact that Gorsuch had sent him a personal letter that he never received", Short said.

The Senate later confirmed Gorsuch on a vote of 54 to 45.

But talk of rescinding Gorsuch's nomination is unhinged even if we only consider how it would have affected Trump personally. "You never know with these guys".

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