Trump Blasts 'FAKE NEWS' Story He Was Considering Rescinding Gorsuch Nomination

21 December, 2017, 01:13 | Author: Kim Reid
  • Trump was reportedly upset by comments Gorsuch made defending the judiciary

The Washington Post story itself acknowledges that it is "unclear" whether Trump was seriously considering rescinding the Gorsuch appointment or merely voicing frustrations with the headlines.

Trump, according to several people with knowledge of the discussions, was upset that Gorsuch had pointedly distanced himself from the president in a private February meeting with Sen.

But The Post is sticking to its guns, claiming the account "is based on interviews with 11 people familiar with the episode".

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Trump had recently attacked judges on Twitter after his travel ban suffered from repeated injunctions on constitutional grounds, which came after he mocked another judge for his Mexican heritage past year. "If something happens blame him and court system".

White House spokesman Raj Shah also denied that the president had considered withdrawing Gorsuch's nomination. "He's probably going to end up being a liberal like the rest of them", Trump said, according to a source.

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"The president's nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch was among his first and most important accomplishments during his first year in office, and delivered on a major campaign promise", he said in a statement.

White House legislative director Marc Short told the Post that "the process obviously caused frustration", but disputed the notion that Gorsuch's nomination was ever in jeopardy.

Trump had launched into a series of attacks against federal judges who had ruled to stop his travel ban on Muslim-majority countries during Gorsuch's confirmation process, leaving the Supreme Court nominee to field questions from senators about the comments. "And you were so kind to recognize Mrs. Scalia, remember the justice [Scalia], and mention me. He is very proud of the accomplishment".

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