Donald Trump Slams Washington Post Judge Gorsuch Story as 'Fake News'

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"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.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday and ripped a Washington Post story that alleged he was close to yanking his nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch before he could be confirmed.

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

"We stand by our reporting", Dawsey said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Washington Post published a story saying Trump considered rescinding the nomination after Gorsuch met with Sen.

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They have always remained secretive about their relationship and have not been seen together in public for almost a year. I guess the only difference is that we haven't walked down the aisle", he told British tabloid The Sun at one time.

Anyone who sat through the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch came away with a distinct impression that, as far as Mr. Justice Gorsuch was concerned, there were two species of American citizen: Himself, and those who were stuck to his shoe on a hot summer's day. "Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), telling the senator he found Trump's repeated attacks on the federal judiciary "disheartening" and 'demoralizing, '" The Post reported. "If you have a problem with him, he wants you to tell him that privately". Had Trump followed his impulses, that easily could have become one of the wildest and most self-defeating moments of his young administration.

Even some of the president's conservative detractors, so-called "Never Trumpers", lauded him for nominating Gorsuch to sit on the highest court in the land.

White House officials publicly denied that Gorsuch's nomination was in jeopardy, and The Post acknowledged that Trump could have just been venting frustration without seriously considering pulling the nomination.

Gorsuch's comments - and Bonjean's confirmation of them - appeared to be a strategic attempt by the White House to put some distance between Gorsuch, who was seeking a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, and the President's caustic comments about the judiciary.