The Hill reports:
President Trump on Tuesday denied a new report he considered withdrawing Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court after the judge criticized him.
“A story in the @washingtonpost that I was close to ‘rescinding’ the nomination of Justice Gorsuch prior to confirmation is FAKE NEWS,” Trump tweeted.
A story in the @washingtonpost that I was close to “rescinding” the nomination of Justice Gorsuch prior to confirmation is FAKE NEWS. 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. The unnamed sources don’t exist!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2017
Coming from the man who has told 1700+ lies since January
— IR.net (@IRdotnet) December 19, 2017
The WaPo story cites 11 sources.
Marc Short confirmed Trump’s frustration in the piece: “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.” https://t.co/K9XzabNWVm https://t.co/5eAqYoMY6O
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) December 19, 2017