Vice President Mike Pence has weighed in on the ongoing feud between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
During an interview with Tucker Carlson, Pence was asked with everything going on why would Trump keep attacking Sessions in public and not just call him.
“Well, I think the president has been candor,” Pence said. “He’s disappointed with the Attorney General’s decision to recuse himself and to not know about his intention to do so before he was confirmed as the Attorney General of the United States.”
Pence went on to say that the “Washington way” is to talk behind people’s backs and “that’s not Trump’s approach.”
“One of the great things about this president is that you always know where he stands,” he said. “And what the American people like about this president is that he speaks candidly, he speaks openly, he’s expressed his disappointment, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t recognize the good work the Justice Department has been doing under the Attorney General’s leadership.”
Carlson pressed Pence on how the public feud has “rattled” people and whether he himself is worried that Trump would go after him on Twitter like he has with Sessions.
“Well, I think one of the president’s virtues is his candor,” Pence said. He added, “There’s no attempt to hide his feelings and his expressed disappointment here is very sincere and he has said ‘we’ll see what happens in the future,’ but at least the American people know and every member in the the cabinet can know you’ll always know where you stand with President Trump.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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