Bingo! Trump knows that the Senate should be more strongly held by the GOP after November, so he’ll have less trouble getting a new nominee through confirmation hearings:
President Trump has said that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is safe in his job until after the November midterm elections, Bloomberg News reported Thursday.
The website, which conducted an Oval Office interview with the president Thursday, reported that Trump declined to comment when asked if he’d keep Sessions on beyond November.
“I just would love to have him do a great job,” the president said.
Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Sessions on social media over the attorney general’s decision last year to recuse himself from the FBI’s Russia investigation. Last week, the president tweeted that Sessions “doesn’t understand what is happening underneath his command position” and told “Fox & Friends” that his attorney general had “never taken control of his department.”
The president also said that the only reason he named Sessions attorney general was the former Alabama senator’s early support in the 2016 presidential election.