What is the current state of the relationship between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions? According to several sources, it’s not as amicable as it once was. USA Today alleged that “things appear to be tense” between the two men and a source at the New York Times asserts that the President has “grown sour on Mr. Sessions, blaming him for troubles that have plagued the White House.” Are these rumors true or merely more baseless conspiracy theories engendered by the liberal mainstream media? Only time will tell. However, when Press Secretary Sean Spicer was asked about any discord between President Trump and Jeff Sessions, he stated that he had not spoken with the President about the matter.
The foundation of these speculations seem to stem from the theory that President Trump is unhappy with Jeff Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from the far fetched Russia conspiracy theory. Despite this, Sessions has been a very strong supporter of President Trump for quite some time. He was one of the first lawmakers to endorse Mr. Trump during the 2016 election and he supported the President’s decision to fire former FBI director James Comey. Until the President himself comes out and affirms any discord between himself and the Attorney General, it is safe to chalk up the rumors to hearsay.
The New York Times attributed the President’s so called discontent with Jeff Sessions to a series of his tweets on Monday in which the President censures the Justice Department for botching his travel ban executive order. President Trump stated that a politically correct ban was not in the best interests of national security. However, the President’s displeasure with the Justice Department does not necessarily mean that he bares any hard feelings towards the Attorney General, although only time will tell. The President is known for being blunt, outspoken, and to the point; if he was truly unhappy with AG Jeff Sessions, there would most likely be hard evidence as opposed to mere speculations.
When considering the validity of certain accusations, taking the source into account is very critical. The mainstream media, and especially the NYT (of all platforms), is infamous for their inaccurate and flagrantly biased coverage of the President. Their proven track record of publishing disparaging content involving President Trump is what brings their claims into serious question. The President’s censure of the Justice Department does not automatically equate to tension between himself and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
It is more than safe to assert that the liberal mainstream media has a personal and political vendetta against President Trump and those who support him. Throughout the 2016 election, the news outlets made it a point to imply that Mr. Trump and his backers were racist, sexist, and bigoted. It is not unsurprising for them to now employ a new tactic and attempt to dismantle the Trump administration from within. The liberal media has ceased to be taken seriously as a credible source of news. Could they be onto something this time? It is possible, but highly improbable. Like most cases, asking the original source to confirm or deny rumors is much more advisable than taking hearsay at face value. In this particular situation, the best person to ask about the President’s relationship with the Attorney General would be President Trump himself.