Donald Trump canceled Neil Gorsuch Supreme Court nomination

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Washington Post released a report last night which indicated that the president almost rescinded his nomination for Neil Gorsuch to become the ninth justice of the Supreme Court. I never even wavered and am very proud of him and the job he is doing as Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. "The unnamed sources don't exist!"

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. Richard Blumenthal and told him that Trump's attack on the judiciary were "disheartening" and "demoralizing," the Washington Post reported Monday.

The Trump administration on Monday denied ever having considered rescinding Gorsuch's nomination.

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, and mention me", the letter read, according to The Post.

"The justice" referred to the late to Antonin Scalia, whom Gorsuch replaced, and "Mrs. Scalia" is his widow Maureen.

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

Aides said Trump did not immediately receive the note, but it was retrieved by legislative affairs director Marc Short and then viewed by Trump on March 10, helping ease his concerns.

"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 eventually confirmed Gorsuch in April by a 54-45 vote. On Twitter he accused Blumenthal (and thus Bonjean) of lying about what Gorsuch said, and attacked the senator for misrepresenting his Vietnam service years ago. "I see daily their love of country and our Constitution, and know it is a tribute to you and your leadership for policy is always about personnel".

The Washington Post hate comes just days after Trump blasted the paper and political reporter Dave Weigel for misrepresenting crowd sizes during a recent Trump rally in Florida.

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