Neil Gorsuch may be Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, but that doesn’t mean the independent-minded judge won’t criticize Trump when he believes it’s warranted:

More from Politico:

Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court distanced himself from the president on Wednesday, calling Trump’s attacks on a federal judge “demoralizing” and “disheartening.”

Neil Gorsuch made the comments in a meeting with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, when he was asked about Trump’s attacks on Twitter and in speeches. Trump has called a federal judge who blocked his travel ban from seven Muslim-majority countries a “so-called judge.” He has also urged his followers to blame the judge and the judiciary, should there be any terrorist attack carried out by an immigrant.

A Gorsuch spokesman confirmed the comments were made in the Wednesday afternoon meeting, when he was asked about the “so-called judge” line.

Vocal Trump cheerleader Laura Ingraham, for one, isn’t thrilled by Gorsuch’s comments:

And now, Ingraham herself is getting plenty of criticism over her complaints:

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