Trump Tweets He Never Came Close to Rescinding Gorsuch’s Nomination, Calls Report ‘Fake News’

President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch after Gorsuch's nomination was confirmed / Getty Images

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President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that a report about how he almost rescinded Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's nomination was "fake news."

Earlier on Tuesday, the Washington Post published a story saying Trump considered rescinding the nomination after Gorsuch met with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.). Gorsuch, according to several people with knowledge of the situation, distanced himself from the president and was critical during the meeting of Trump's comments on the judiciary, according to the Post.

Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court was one of Trump's earliest major achievements in the Senate.

"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!" Trump tweeted.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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