There is no denying the fact that President Trump doesn’t like his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, after Sessions recused himself from the Russia election interference investigation. His recusal has not allowed the president to use him as his own attack dog on those investigating his campaign. With that said, however, Trump has yet to fire Mr. Sessions, and up until this point it appeared as if Sessions would almost certainly stick around until after the November elections.
In an exclusive interview published this morning by Hill.TV, the President had what we consider to be his most scathing attack on his Attorney General yet.
“I don’t have an Attorney General. Trump explained in his interview with Hill.TV. It’s very sad. I’m not happy at the border, I’m not happy with numerous things, not just this,” he continued.
The President’s remarks clearly show just how far his relationship with Sessions has fallen. Once a proud supporter, donning a “Make America Great Again” baseball cap on the campaign trail, Sessions now appears to be one of the president’s biggest enemies.
“I’m so sad over Jeff Sessions because he came to me. He was the first Senator that endorsed me. And he wanted to be Attorney General, and I didn’t see it,” he told Hill.TV. “And then he went through the nominating process and he did very poorly. I mean, he was mixed up and confused, and people that worked with him for, you know, a long time in the Senate were not nice to him, but he was giving very confusing answers. Answers that should have been easily answered. And that was a rough time for him.”
This statement today, not only indicates that Mr. Trump continues to be infuriated over Session’s recusal from the investigation, but also shows that he blames Sessions for other failures that his administration has suffered, including the often-criticized policies implemented at our southern border.
Whether the President will wait until after the election to force Sessions out is still yet to be seen, but in doing so he will likely face criticism among those in his own party, many who have worked with Sessions in the Senate for decades.