Gorsuch reportedly told Senator Richard Blumenthal that the president's disparaging comments about the judicial system were "demoralizing", in comments that reached Trump's ears earlier this year and left him livid, The Washington Post reported this week.
In the private meeting with the Connecticut Democrat, Gorsuch called Trump's first travel ban "demoralizing" and "disheartening."
The president told aides, according to the Post, that he was considering withdrawing Gorsuch's nomination because he feared he would not be "loyal" toward him and knew other people who wanted to serve on the high court, the report said.More news: Brazilian DJ dies after stage collapses during dance music festival
Gorsuch's confirmation and short tenure in the Supreme Court has been touted by the president as one of his greatest achievements since taking office in January.
It is unclear whether Trump's "explosion", as another administration official described it, truly put Gorsuch's nomination in jeopardy or whether the president was expressing his frustration aloud, as he often does.
Trump thought about pulling the designation, anxious that Gorsuch wouldn't be "faithful" to him.
"Your address to Congress was magnificent", Gorsuch wrote to the president in a note obtained by the Post. "And you were so kind to recognize Mrs. Scalia, remember the justice, and mention me", the letter read, according to The Post.More news: Market seeker stock- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (NASDAQ:CTSH)
"I mean, the reality is I went to breakfast this morning and considered having a cheese danish and made a much better decision to have bacon and eggs, so the president did the right thing", Jennings (apparently) argued.
White House spokesman Raj Shah disputed the report, telling WaPo that Trump never considered revoking support for Gorsuch.
Ron Bonjean, who helped guide Gorsuch through the confirmation process at the request of the White House, verified that those were the judge's words. "My teenage daughters were cheering the TV!"
He as confirmed by the Senate 54 to 45 in April and has a consistently conservative outlook similar to the justice he replaced, Antonin Scalia. "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".More news: Bigg Boss 11: Hiten Tejwani and Bandgi Kalra's latest selfie is making us jittery!