WASHINGTON – Donald Trump’s nominee for the US Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch, on Wednesday termed the president’s Twitter attacks on the judiciary as ‘demoralizing’ and ‘disheartening,’ a spokesman for Gorsuch said.

Spokesman Ron Bonjean, a Republican strategist hired by the White House to help guide Gorsuch’s nomination through the US Senate, confirmed that Gorsuch used those words when he met Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal.

Trump, who is just into fourth week of his presidency took to Twitter over the weekend to condemn the Friday night order by Judge James Robart that halted Trump’s travel ban on people from seven countries and all refugees.

Trump called Robart a “so-called judge” whose “ridiculous” opinion “essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country.”

The administration appealed that ruling to a three-judge federal appeals panel, which currently is giving tough time to trump administration and apparently is unconvinced about the arguments put forth regarding the ban.

In a series of tweets, Trump in a veiled reference slammed the decision terming it a threat to national security.

However, Trump’s own nominee Gorsuch reportedly termed the Trump’s tirade against the judge demoralizing .

Interestingly, Trump disclosed that Gorsuch was a good and brilliant man as he was appointed last week.

Trump’s travel ban still hangs in balance and the matter is likely to go to the supreme court. On the other hand, trump dubbed the proceedings political in his latest tweet stirring controversy.