President Trump praised embattled Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint for helping him nominate and choose Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch at the same time as reports circulated DeMint was being pushed out of the foundation.

Trump was listing his accomplishments during the first 100 days of his administration and, when he came to Gorsuch's confirmation, he praised DeMint and Heritage for helping him make the selection.

"I want to really thank Heritage … and also from Heritage Jim DeMint, it's been amazing," Trump said.

Reports began circulating Friday afternoon that DeMint may be forced out at Heritage after clashes with board members over the direction of the conservative think tank.

The former South Carolina senator no longer has the support of the group's board of directors, the Washington Examiner reported Friday. It's unclear when he will leave but the group's board is set to meet on Tuesday.