Trump Holds Abrupt Wednesday Press Conference & Humiliates Himself In Front Of America


On MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, the candidate Americans actually elected president warned that Trump was going to go on a firing spree following the midterms. Number one on the list of firings seems to be Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

In an interview that aired Wednesday, Trump said that he currently has “no attorney general” and that he is disappointed in Sessions for several reasons, not the least of which is Sessions’ recusal from the investigation into the alleged collusion between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and Russian government operatives. He began listing all new reasons he doesn’t like Sessions in his new interview.

Bloomberg reports that:

‘His concern also extends to Sessions’ handling of immigration issues and representing himself “poorly” during his Senate confirmation hearings.

‘“I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad,” Trump said in the interview with the Capitol Hill newspaper’s online TV channel.

‘“I’m so sad over Jeff Sessions because he came to me. He was the first senator that endorsed me,” Trump added. “And he wanted to be Attorney General, and I didn’t see it.”’

 Just as Trump changed his reasons for firing FBI Director James Comey – it was first because deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended it due to Comey’s unfair statements about Hillary Clinton in the investigation of her use of a private email server, later it was because of “this whole Trump Russia thing” and no recommendation by anyone else influenced his decision – Trump is now switching from solely blaming Sessions for recusing himself as a reason for him to be fired to issues around immigration policies, which Sessions implemented but were written by Trump advisor and alt-right immigration hardliner, Stephen Miller.

Trump pushed that narrative again while speaking to reporters on Wednesday morning.

‘During his confirmation hearing in January 2017, Sessions said he saw no reason why he would need to recuse himself despite his role in the 2016 campaign as an early and prominent Trump supporter and adviser.’

‘The president reiterated his view to reporters as he left the White House on Wednesday, en route to view hurricane damage in North Carolina. “I’m disappointed in the attorney general for many reasons,” he said.’

For the record, Sessions accepted Trump’s nomination for attorney general and sat for his confirmation hearings in January, 2017. He lied during those hearings about his contacts with Russian government officials. While he did say that he saw no reason to recuse himself due to anything that happened during the 2016 campaigns, he was then caught in a lie to Congress, which is illegal.

Sessions recused himself because he lied. He couldn’t have warned Trump that he would recuse himself for lying before he was caught in the lie, unless the lie was planned all along. Trump wants to fire Sessions for one reason and one reason only: he wants someone who will ignore their responsibility to the American electorate to operate in an unbiased manner that follow the law and work solely to protect Trump from the investigation that could derail his presidency.

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