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PoliticsTrump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency

20:00  23 june  2019
20:00  23 june  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said the " biggest mistake " of his presidency was picking Jeff Sessions for attorney general. The president told The New York Times in July 2017 that he would not have appointed Sessions if he had known Sessions would have recused himself.

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In an interview that aired Sunday morning on "Meet the Press", host Chuck Todd asked Trump "if you could have one do-over as president, what would it be?"

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President Trump said the " biggest mistake " of his presidency was appointing Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general. “If you could have one do-over as Trump fired Sessions in 2018 after the president spent a year publicly fuming about his former campaign adviser turned attorney general’s

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP : I would say if I had one do over, it would be , I would not have appointed Jeff PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP : Yeah, that was the biggest mistake . Had he anticipated it all, his AG choice would have been likely different because of Sessions vulnerability by

To which Trump replied, "it would be personnel," before lashing out at his former attorney general.

"I would say if I had one do-over, it would be, I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general. That would be my one...that was the biggest mistake."

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It's not the first time Trump has openly criticized the former attorney general.

Trump fired Sessions as attorney general the day after the 2018 midterm elections, ending a year of open criticism. Trump had been incensed by Sessions' recusal from overseeing the Mueller investigation, and railed against the former Alabama senator as "beleaguered" and "disgraceful," and expressed "disappointment" in him.

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President Donald Trump said Sunday that one of the biggest mistakes he’s made as president was hiring Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general. “I would say if I had one do over, it would be , I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general. That would be my one,” Trump said

President Trump said that if he could have one “do-over,” it would be “personnel” decisions, including naming former Senator Jeff Sessions as his first U.S Sid Trump : “I would say if I had one do over, it would be , I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general… That was the biggest

The president said in July 2017 to The New York Times that he would not have appointed Sessions if he had known Sessions would have recused himself.

In September 2018, Trump went so far as to tell Hill.TV, “I don’t have an attorney general. It’s very sad.”

Contributing: Kevin Johnson

Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency
Trump said picking Jeff Sessions for AG has been 'biggest mistake' of his presidency

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