Jerry Falwell Jr. Is Urging Trump to Fire Sessions: ‘Not on the President’s Team’


Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. has been on a big anti-Jeff Sessions kick recently.

This comes as President Donald Trump himself has been publicly raging against his own Attorney General, and per Politico, Falwell has been urging the President to actually drop him:

“He really is not on the president’s team, never was,” Falwell, the president of Liberty University, said of Sessions. “He’s wanted to be attorney general for many, many years. I have a feeling he took a gamble and supported the president because he knew he would reward loyalty.”

Falwell said he has urged the president to fire Sessions and told POLITICO he plans to bring up the subject again Monday evening at a small gathering with Trump and the first lady.

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Last week Sessions put out a statement pushing back against Trump’s public criticisms saying, “While I am Attorney General, the actions of the Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.”

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