Of all the men to occupy the White House, Donald Trump has the thinnest skin.
So it should come as no surprise that, as associate solitary reporter Joanna Jones has just informed us, Trump, in a fit of pique, has withdrawn his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia.
Yesterday, as Democrats grilling Trump's first of many Supreme Court nominees tried unsuccessfully to get him to say how he would rule on issues coming before the Court, they did manage to get him to repeat his previous criticism of Trump for lambasting federal district court judges who have issued injunctions against his Islamaphobic travel bans.
Judge Gorsuch said during his confirmation hearing that he was “disheartened” about Trump’s unrestrained attacks on the judicial branch, but Trump was at it again at a GOP fundraiser later the same day, calling out the federal judges who have halted his second executive order banning travel from predominantly Muslim nations.
Jones was with Trump and Bannon & Company when he tweeted that Judge Gorsuch committed an unpardonable sin by criticizing him. Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus then huddled with Trump to come up with a new name to replace Judge Gorsuch. “Let’s go with David Duke,” Bannon said, “you don’t have to be a lawyer to go on the Supreme Court.”
“No no no," Trump interjected. “It’s got to be Rush Limbaugh. End of discussion."