The recent flare-up of the saga of President Donald Trump’s disdain for his former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, continued in an interview with Sinclair Broadcasting’s Sharyl Attkisson that aired on Sunday.
What began as a Twitter spat on Friday night and extended into Saturday between Trump and Sessions, who faces former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville in a July 14 runoff for the Republican Party’s nomination for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat up in November, continued in Trump’s interview.
Trump criticized both Sessions and former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats but gave Sessions the brunt of his most-scathing criticism, calling him a “disaster” and “not mentally qualified.”
“[T]hey didn’t do their job,” Trump said. “They didn’t do their job. Dan Coats should have never let that happen. Dan Coats sat there for two years, didn’t do his job. He then had a replacement. There was a nice gentleman from the military, but he was only there for a short period of time. But I’m so disappointed that Dan Coats didn’t do his job. Jeff Sessions was a disaster as attorney general. Should have never been attorney general, was not qualified. He’s not mentally qualified to be attorney general. He was the biggest problem. I mean, look Jeff Sessions put people in place that were a disaster. They took over. They’ve always had the Department of Justice, but they kept it under Jeff Sessions.”
“And the whole thing, the Russian thing is a total hoax,” he continued. “Think of it. They spent $40, $45 million investigating. We took two and a half years. They found nothing. No collusion. A friend of mine called a very smart, great businessman. He said you must be the most honest person in the world. You went through years and years. They interviewed people that I haven’t seen in many years, millions of phone calls, not one to Russia. Look, some of the people.”
“And I say this, I say it proudly. I came to Washington,” Trump added. “I was only here 17 times in my whole life. I came, the 18th time, I was President of the United States. I had a great life. I did really well. A lot of good things that happened. Now, what’s happened, but I didn’t know people in Washington and whether it’s Sessions, which was a mistake or Dan Coats was a big mistake, but Sessions was a big one. Coats, he sat there. He didn’t do anything.”
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly and host of Huntsville’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 2-5 p.m. on WVNN.