Trump had not seen a handwritten letter from Gorsuch thanking him for the nomination and had complained Gorsuch had not shown sufficient gratitude, according to the story.
Mr. Trump was upset after hearing that Gorsuch told Sen.
Trump was anxious that Gorsuch would not be "loyal", one of the sources told the Post.
Early this year, before his confirmation to the US Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch was quoted as saying he found President Donald Trump's criticism of the federal judiciary "disheartening" and "demoralizing". The president had just tweeted that a "so-called judge" put the nation "in such peril", by blocking his travel ban targeting majority-Muslim countries, adding, "if something happens blame him and court system". "People pouring in. Bad!"
"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 legislative director Marc Short told the Post that "the process obviously caused frustration", but disputed the notion that Gorsuch's nomination was ever in jeopardy.
Gorsuch's comments, on which he declined to elaborate publicly, were likely part of a bid to prove his autonomy from the White House.
The letter congratulated Trump "on such a great start" and praised the president's address to Congress as "magnificent".
Since this episode, the president has pointed to Gorsuch's Senate confirmation as his major accomplishment since taking office.
President Trump had reportedly been unhappy that Gorsuch hadn't been appreciative enough of the nomination, and was anxious after Gorsuch appeared to be critical of some of Trump's statements regarding federal courts. "My teenage daughters were cheering the TV!" "He is very proud of the accomplishment".