Krauthammer on Trump’s Sessions Dis: ‘There’s a Reason Presidents Generally Don’t Do That’
Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the New York Times’ wide-ranging and frankly extraordinary interview with President Donald Trump was Trump’s harsh criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. He took issue with Sessions recusing himself from the Russia probe and stated that he would have never appointed Sessions AG if he knew he would do that.
In response to Trump lashing out at not only a senior member of his cabinet but also one of his earliest and strongest supporters during the campaign, Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer observed why this is something we’re not used to seeing.
“Well, there’s a reason presidents generally don’t do that,” Krauthammer told host Chris Wallace. “The leaders of any kind of don’t do that because every time you look at Jeff Sessions now, in the back of your head, you’re going to be looking at that guy and saying ‘He’s just been attacked by his own president, the man who appointed him.’He has obviously lost the confidence of the president.”
Krauthammer further noted that the White House won’t say Trump’s lost confidence in Sessions because if they make that public, Sessions would have to resign. However, he added that Sessions’ time was limited.
“He doesn’t want to resign but I think this limits his tenure,” the conservative pundit said. “It’s only a matter of time.”
It was reported earlier today that the relationship between Trump and Sessions is “irreparably broken.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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