Neil Gorsuch, newly sworn in as the ninth Supreme Court justice, speaks at a White House ceremony on Monday as President Donald Trump looks on. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump celebrated a rare domestic achievement on Monday as he watched Neil Gorsuch become the ninth Supreme Court justice — and he used the occasion to give a shout-out to several senators.
The 45th president has had a rough go so far, with the failure of the Republican-crafted health care measure he backed, no measurable progress on a package of tax cuts and code changes, federal courts blocking two travel ban executive orders, and other stumbles. But a bright and warm spring day in the White House Rose Garden afforded Trump a picturesque backdrop to take a victory lap.