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It will not go down in history as a love story from Shakespeare, but the "love letter" from Neil Gorsuch to Donald Trump may at least make it on an episode of Saturday Night Live.
When President Trump blew up over comments Gorsuch made about Trump's attacks on the judiciary, the President started to back away from his Supreme Court nominee. Gorsuch responded with a personal note to the scorned nominator.
"Your address to Congress was magnificent," Gorsuch wrote in an opening act that only a Supreme Court suitor could write.
In the letter first published by the Washington Post, Gorsuch poured praise on Trump. The hopeful justice said the president had his daughters screaming.
"And you were so kind to recognize Mrs. Scalia, remember the justice, and mention me," Gorsuch said. "My teenage daughters were cheering the TV!"
The Post, reporting accounts from 11 sources, said the drama unfolded after Gorsuch met privately with Sen. Richard Blumenthal. The senator told reporters that Gorsuch found Trump's repeated attacks on the judiciary "disheartening" and "demoralizing," which set the President off.
The judge shrewedly tried to tame the situation with his handwritten note, which Ronn Blitzer called a "love letter" on Law and Crime.
"Love of Country"
Blitzer said Gorsuch "gushed" "effusive praise" on Trump. It's also a script for how to say thank you to your prospective employer.
"The team you have assembled to assist me in the Senate is remarkable and inspiring," Gorsuch wrote. "I see daily their love of country and our Constitution, and know it is a tribute to you and your leadership for policy is always about personnel."
The prose apparently worked because the president stayed with his nominee. The rest, they say, is history.