And Trump has previously reacted negatively to criticism from any quarter; responding in what was criticized as a childish manner to reports that North Korea had described him as old.
Gorsuch had told Sen.
The Post story by Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey and Robert Barnes cited "11 people familiar with the episode" who said that Trump was annoyed that Gorsuch distanced himself from the president's attacks on the federal judiciary in his meetings with senators following his nomination.
Nevertheless, "at the time, some in the White House and on Capitol Hill feared that Gorsuch's confirmation - which had been shaping up to be one of the clearest triumph's of Trump's tumultuous young presidency - was on the verge of going awry", the report continued.
As a Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has already swayed the Court further to the right, in rulings, in cases accepted, and in cases denied.
"Your address to Congress was magnificent", Gorsuch wrote in a letter dated March 2.
Trump considered withdrawing the nomination after believing Justice Gorsuch wouldn't be loyal to him, but the president said Tuesday it was "fake news". "My teenage daughters were cheering the TV!"
The letter was produced for Trump and he took a look at it on March 10, according to legislative affairs director Marc Short.
"As head of legislative affairs, our team was in charge of his nomination, and never did I view his nomination in jeopardy, nor did the president ever suggest to me that he wanted to pull him", Short told the Post.
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.