President Donald Trump beat up on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, saying that he doesn’t “have an attorney general” and that he’s “very sad” about it.
In an interview with the Hill, Trump added: “I’m not happy at the border, I’m not happy with numerous things, not just this.”
Trump voiced the betrayal he still feels keenly from Sessions’ recusal from the Russia probe.
“I’m so sad over Jeff Sessions because he came to me,” Trump told the Hill. “He was the first senator that endorsed me. And he wanted to be attorney general, and I didn’t see it.”
Trump quickly transitioned into critiques of his favorite punching bag.
“And then he went through the nominating process and he did very poorly,” Trump continued. “I mean, he was mixed up and confused, and people that worked with him for, you know, a long time in the Senate were not nice to him, but he was giving very confusing answers. Answers that should have been easily answered. And that was a rough time for him.”
“And my worst enemies, I mean, people that, you know, are on the other side of me, in a lot of ways, including politically, have said that was a very unfair thing he did,” he told the Hill, looping back to Sessions’ recusal.
“We’ll see how it goes with Jeff. I’m very disappointed in Jeff. Very disappointed.”