POTUS SLAMS SESSIONS AGAIN: He Endorsed Me Because of Big Crowds, Not Loyalty
In a brief interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Trump ripped into Attorney General Sessions once again. This time, the President cut even deeper, suggesting Sessions endorsed him because of Trump’s success as a candidate, not out of loyalty.
WSJ INTERVIEW: Trump says Sessions—only senator to endorse him in primary—did so bc of big crowds, not loyalty https://t.co/BP4RpTNn79
— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) July 25, 2017
Trump tells WSJ he's "very disappointed" in Sessions, says Sessions likely endorsed b/c of a 40K crowd, not loyalty. https://t.co/umgV2aQvxs
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 25, 2017
The Wall Street Journal reports:
President Donald Trump expressed his disappointment in Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday and questioned the importance of Mr. Sessions’s early endorsement of Mr. Trump’s candidacy, but the president declined to say whether he planned to fire him.
“It’s not like a great loyal thing about the endorsement,” Mr. Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “I’m very disappointed in Jeff Sessions.”
Asked whether he would remove Mr. Sessions from office, Mr. Trump said he was disappointed in the attorney general ’s decision to recuse himself from the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
The president has repeatedly criticized Mr. Sessions in recent interviews and on Twitter.
“I’m just looking at it,” the president said when asked how long he could continue to criticize Mr. Sessions without firing him. “I’ll just see. It’s a very important thing.”
Mr. Trump said he had no immediate plans to make any other changes to his top staff.
While the President is still mum on his plans concerning Sessions, Scaramucci told NBC News a decision on the AG’s future will be made ‘shortly.’
White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci told NBC News Tuesday morning that a ‘resolution’ on the tensions between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions will come ‘shortly.’
Moments ago, AFP reported the White House will make an announcement ‘soon,’ on the future of AG Sessions.
#BREAKING Decision 'soon' on fate of US attorney general Sessions: White House
— AFP news agency (@AFP) July 25, 2017
JUST IN: "We'll get to a resolution shortly," White House Comms. Director Scaramucci says of row between Pres. Trump and AG Sessions.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) July 25, 2017