According to The Post, Jeff Sessions just can’t worm his way back into Trump’s affections, no matter how hard he tries. And he tries really hard, y’all — doing everything but passing one of those “Do you like me — YES / NO” notes from elementary school during cabinet meetings:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to find his way back into President Trump’s good graces.
For months, Sessions has asked senior White House aides to make sure the president knows what he is doing at the Justice Department, two White House advisers said, and has told allies he hopes policy decisions that garner news coverage will please Trump. Sessions’s team at Justice has crafted a public campaign to highlight the work it is doing to advance the president’s agenda. The department has also begun looking into matters that Trump has publicly complained are not being pursued…
But Sessions, who was one of Trump’s earliest backers and gave up a safe Senate seat to join the administration, has, by all accounts, been unable to repair his relationship with the president. Trump has dismissed praise of Sessions, according to four White House officials and advisers, as he continues to rage about the Russia investigation and Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from the probe into Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 election and whether there was any coordination with the Trump’s campaign…
White House officials have begun privately guessing who will replace Sessions — even though he has said he has no plans to leave. Trump does not like to fire people — contrary to his TV image — and by publicly humiliating him has unsuccessfully tried to make Sessions miserable and force him to quit…
Trump is even turned off by the portrayal of Sessions on “Saturday Night Live” by Kate McKinnon, advisers said. A senior White House official said that Trump’s frustrations were not a reflection of Sessions but that he found the portrayal “insulting.”
I hope Kate McKinnon realizes she is one of the most powerful women on the planet.
She brought Spicer down, and* if she keeps relentlessly mocking Sessions, perhaps Trump will nut up and fire him too. Probably not, though, as the GOP Senate indicated it won’t seat a replacement.
Of course, the thing Trump blames Sessions for — recusal from the Trump-Russia investigation — is one of the few examples of Sessions behaving in an ethical manner. It’s a stretch to even call it ethical; Sessions had no choice. But his boss is too dumb to know that.
Sessions is a thoroughly despicable human being and one of the most destructive forces in the Trump administration. It’s a daily insult and disgrace that such a bigoted goober is in charge of the Justice Department, of all things. But at least the bastard is miserable on the job.
*It was Melissa McCarthy who brought Spicer down by feminizing him in the eyes of his sexist pig of a boss — thanks for the correction, Mary G! Another thought: maybe SNL should find a woman to portray Trump? He allegedly doesn’t like Alec Baldwin’s portrayal, but Alec Baldwin is classically handsome. I think it would sting more if a woman took over. Food for thought, SNL!