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Trump Blasts ‘Fake News’ Washington Post: ‘The Unnamed Sources Don’t Exist!’

POTUS steps up attack on a go-to media foe

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to blast the Washington Post and accuse the paper of fabricating sources for an article saying he considered “rescinding” his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the United States Supreme Court.

“A story in the @washingtonpost that I was close to ‘rescinding’ the nomination of Justice Gorsuch prior to confirmation is FAKE NEWS,” Trump tweeted.

“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!”

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.

According to the Post, the president “worried that Gorsuch would not be ‘loyal’ … and told aides he was tempted to pull Gorsuch’s nomination.”

In addition, the Post reported that Trump felt Gorsuch had not shown enough gratitude for the lifetime appointment.

The Washington Post hate comes just days after Trump blasted the paper and political reporter Dave Weigel for misrepresenting crowd sizes during a recent Trump rally in Florida. Trump called on Weigel to be fired.

For their part, the Washington Post dismissed the tweet.

“We stand by the story,” a spokesperson told TheWrap.