"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 tweeted.
Trump "was upset that Gorsuch had pointedly distanced himself from the president in a private February meeting with Sen".
The Trump administration on Monday denied ever having considered rescinding Gorsuch's nomination. The story suggested that Trump was extremely angry with Gorsuch because the judge wasn't "loyal" enough for his taste, and also because Gorsuch critiqued the president for his negative past comments about the federal judiciary. Richard Blumenthal of CT that he found the president's heated attacks on judges blocking implementation of his travel ban "disheartening" and "demoralizing". "And you were so kind to recognize Mrs. Scalia, remember the justice, and mention me", the letter read, according to The Post.
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. "My teenage daughters were cheering the TV!"
"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", White House spokesman Raj Shah said. "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". 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.
"He's probably going to end up being a liberal like the rest of them", Trump reportedly fumed to GOP lawmakers shortly after Blumenthal publicized the comments. "You never know with these guys".
The Senate later confirmed Gorsuch on a vote of 54 to 45.
So far Gorsuch has been everything Republicans could have hoped for, but with Trump facing multiple legal challenges, it seems that someday we'll see a real test of his supposed "loyalty" to the president.