Trump Tries To Cast Doubt On SCOTUS Nom’s Comments About President

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February 9, 2017 8:57 a.m.

President Donald Trump on Thursday morning questioned whether Neil Gorsuch actually criticized the president’s attacks on judges by suggesting that Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) lied about the Supreme Court nominee’s remarks.

It appears Trump sent the tweets after watching Blumenthal on CNN.

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Blumenthal told reporters on Wednesday that Gorsuch told him in a meeting that Trump’s tweets about judges “were demoralizing and disheartening.” Blumenthal was not the only person to vouch for Gorsuch’s comments. A spokesman for Gorsuch, Ron Bonjean, confirmed that the Supreme Court nominee made those remarks to Blumenthal.

The Connecticut senator was criticized during his 2010 Senate campaign for saying that he had served in Vietnam. However, while Blumenthal was in the Marine Reserves during the Vietnam War, he served his entire time in the U.S. Blumenthal later acknowledged that he misspoke about his service.

Blumenthal also told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday morning that Gorsuch told him to feel free to publicize his comments about Trump’s attacks on judges.

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