President Trump conducted an interview with Hill.TV from the Oval Office on Tuesday, where he took several opportunities to share his thoughts and feelings about Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and boy oh boy, he was not a happy camper.
In fact, Trump smashed on Sessions several times throughout the interview, leaving him more or less smashed into metaphorical bits and pieces. This is how you know the president’s not happy with someone.
“I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad,” Trump said, referring to more than just Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the ongoing Russian collusion investigation. “I’m not happy at the border, I’m not happy with numerous things, not just this.”Advertisement - story continues below
Trump explained, “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.”
“And then he went through the nomination process and he did very poorly,” the president continued. “I mean, he was mixed up and confused, and people that worked with him for, you know, a long time in the Senate were 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.”Trending:
“[Sessions] gets in and probably because of the experience he had going through the nominating when somebody asked him the first question about Hillary Clinton or something he said, ‘I recuse myself, I recuse myself,’ ” Trump said.
“And now it turned out he didn’t have to recuse himself,” Trump added. “Actually, the FBI reported shortly thereafter any reason for him to recuse himself. And that’s very sad what happened.”Advertisement - story continues below
Responding to whether he might fire his attorney general, Trump said, “We’ll see what happens. A lot of people have asked me to do that. And I guess I study history, and I say I just want to leave things alone, but it was very unfair what he did. And my worst enemies, I mean, people that, you know, are on the other side of me, in a lot of ways including politically, have said that was a very unfair thing he did.”
President Trump goes on to say that “we’ll see how it goes with Jeff. I’m very disappointed in Jeff. Very disappointed.”
These are not the kind of words you want to hear from your boss concerning your work performance. In fact, for most of us regular folk, if our superior gave us a performance review of this nature, we’d be enjoying the afternoon in the unemployment line.
It wouldn’t be surprising in the slightest to see Trump drop Sessions like a bad habit, and honestly, that might be a move that’s for the best. The whole reason the president gets to appoint folks like this to these high positions is to help him implement his agenda. If they aren’t going to assist in that endeavor, why keep them employed?