Trump’s Treatment of AG Sessions is Demoralizing
By Eric G Braun, Senior Writer, USRW
Take this job and shove it.
That’s what I’d like to hear Attorney General Jeff Sessions tell President Trump, and do it in a public setting. But Sessions has too much honor and pride for the office to do that.
Trump’s latest victim is Sessions, who recused himself from the Russia Investigation, and in doing so, foiled Trump’s ace in the hole should he come to need it. Trump does not want an independent Attorney General, he wants someone he can manipulate and bully into doing his dirty work.
Certainly, it’s the Commander in Chief's prerogative, and everyone serves at the pleasure of the President. However, for a guy who made the catch phrase “You're Fired” a part of Americana jargon, he does not want to pull the trigger on Sessions because it will cause more drama in the White House. This in turn would fuel the media agenda of what a mess the administration is in.
I’ve never been told in public on social media that I was not performing to my boss' standards. Nor would I, or you for that matter, tolerate any such harassment.
This humiliation of Sessions on Twitter from Trump is beneath the office of the Middle School Class President, let alone the leader of the free world. Imagine the Chief Executive Officer of your company doing this.
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn also felt the need to defend Sessions;
“I know Jeff Sessions well and he’s a good and honorable man, and I think he’s doing what he believes he’s obligated to do under the rules that govern attorney generals and that to restore the credibility of the Department of Justice and the FBI, something we sorely need after the last administration, that he made the right decision to recuse himself,” Cornyn said.
He’s not alone, Sessions has a loyal base in the Senate, and a solid reputation among fellow Republicans who have openly chastised the President for his childish behavior.
For a man who requires a loyalty pledge, Trump is anything but loyal. We have seen several examples of his rude and ignorant behavior. Even the way he fired Former FBI Director James Comey was unprofessional.
Sessions, for his part, is fighting the good fight, however, there is too much bitterness in how this was handled. If it could have been worked out, it would have been, behind closed doors and none of us would have known about it.
I admire what Sessions is doing though, he’s the winner no matter how this turns out, and Trump looks like the loser. Sessions should stand his ground and make Trump pull the plug. Sessions is no dummy, Trump is hanging himself and Sessions is giving him the rope.
The disturbing part of this is that we are led to believe that Trump's advisors can’t do their jobs and have a come-to-Jesus meeting with Trump on how to act like a President.
Trump’s tweets on Sessions are comparable to someone airing the family’s dirty laundry on Facebook. It makes us all uncomfortable, and quite honestly, after witnessing the staff carnage of the last six months, who wants to work for him?
Act your age Mr. President, treat people with respect and dignity, otherwise, you could end up hearing those very words you made famous;
Mr. President…You’re Fired!