President Trump said in a new interview that Jeff Sessions wasn’t “mentally qualified” to be attorney general, and was a “disaster” while in office.
The president told Sharyl Attkisson that Sessions “should have never” held the position.
“He’s not mentally qualified to be attorney general,” Trump said during the “Full Measure” interview, which aired on Sunday morning. “He was the biggest problem. I mean, look, Jeff Sessions put people in place that were a disaster.”
Trump’s remarks escalated an ongoing feud between the president and Sessions, a former Republican senator from Alabama who as attorney general recused himself from the FBI’s investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election.