But talk of rescinding Gorsuch's nomination is unhinged even if we only consider how it would have affected Trump personally.
"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.
While it's an unwritten rule that presidents tend to pick Supreme Court nominees for ideological reasons, if not political ones, the account by The Post, if true, sheds a more favorable light on Trump as commander in chief than might have been intended. According to excerpts published by The Washington Post, it's quite the letter. But it quickly became apparent that Trump had not been informed or bought into the strategy.More news: Bitcoin Continues Upward Climb Despite New Futures Deal
But while Trump criticized the Post story, the President was also clearly irked by the incident at the time, lashing out on Twitter by accusing Blumenthal of having misrepresented Gorsuch's comments.
Mr. Trump was upset after hearing that Gorsuch told Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT that he found Trump's criticisms about the federal judiciary "disheartening" and "demoralizing".
"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.
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. "You never know with these guys". According to the Post, Trump's concerns about Gorsuch's insufficient gratitude were eased when he received a fawning thank you note from the judge in early March.