The Washington Post reported late Monday night that Donald Trump was close to rescinding his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court earlier this year following the judge's criticism of the president. In response to the news, Trump pushed back.

Trump on WaPo

Since the early days of his campaign for president, Donald Trump has clashed with the majority of the mainstream media. With the exception of more conservative news outlets like Fox News, the former host of "The Apprentice" has made it a routine to attack the press at any and all cost when a story is published that isn't in full support of his agenda.

The latest example comes from the Washington Post who reported on Monday night that the president was close to pulling back his nomination of Neil Gorsuch earlier this year. The paper cited an anonymous source who claimed that Trump's anger came after Gorsuch commented on the president's criticism of the justice system, calling it "disheartening" and "demoralizing." As expected, it didn't take Trump long to lash out and deny the report which was seen during a December 19 tweet.

Taking to Twitter to push back against the report in the Washington Post, Donald Trump was once again defiant on Tuesday morning.

"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," Donald Trump went on to write. In conclusion, the commander in chief added, "The unnamed sources don’t exist!"

Instant reaction

After Donald Trump gave his view on the Washington Post story about Neil Gorsuch, critics wasted no time responding. "Just like the dozens of other stories you claimed were FAKE which turned out to be 100% accurate???" one tweet read.

"Trump is the modern day Hitl*r, his next move is complete suppression of the Free Press," one Twitter user wrote. "Don't worry, Gorsuch will have the chance to get you back when he rules in favor of your Prison sentence!" an additional tweet noted.

"5.5 daily lies.

Whatever dude. Have a drink from your sippy cup and wait for your impeachment," yet another tweet read. "Trump lies so much, he lies about the lies that he lies about!" a follow-up tweet post started. As the negative reaction continued to pour in, social media critics showed no signs of stopping their backlash to Donald Trump.