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

21 December, 2017, 01:17 | Author: Kristen Ingram
  • Trump was reportedly upset by comments Gorsuch made defending the judiciary

One interesting note in the Post's story is that Gorsuch " sent the president a handwritten letter dated March 2, thanking him for the nomination and explaining how grateful he was".

A report by The Washington Post about President Donald Trump allegedly thinking about rescinding Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination sheds new light on the president.

Further, he accused the Washington Post of inventing the "unnamed sources". Gorsuch, before his confirmation, was rated as being to the right of Scalia.

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.

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.

"He is very proud of the accomplishment", spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement to The Post.

The president did not take kindly to this, and called the newspaper "FAKE NEWS". He's new to government, and so he probably wasn't steeped in the long-running protocols that establish the relationships between [the Justice Department], FBI and White House. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, that he found the president's attacks on the federal judiciary "disheartening" and "demoralizing," the report said.

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. "You never know with these guys".

One source told the Post that Trump was concerned Gorsuch would not be "loyal" to him.

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