On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced to the New York Times that he would not have nominated Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his position had he known Sessions would have recused himself from the investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 election.
“Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Trump announced to the New York Times.
He added, “Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president.”
“How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, ‘Thanks, Jeff, but I’m not going to take you.’ It’s extremely unfair,” he ended,” and that’s a mild word — to the president.”
Trump’s recent announcement seems to confirm a report from June that stated he was still very irritated at Sessions’ decision to recuse himself.
ABC News reporter Jon Karl revealed that Sessions only informed Trump minutes before he publicly announced his recusal. Furthermore, Trump continuously expressed his anger with Sessions to the point where Sessions offered to send in his resignation.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer would not give a specific answer to Karl when asked about Trump’s relationship with Sessions.
“I said I have not had a discussion with him on the question. I don’t, if I haven’t had a discussion with him about a subject, I tend not to speak about it,” Spicer finally replied after being pressed on the matter.
First reported by The Blaze.