President Donald Trump’s presidency has been filled with ups and downs, essentially based on what the opposition media decides to report. But when asked if he could one thing during his presidency over again, the Commander-in-Chief didn’t hesitate to deliver a response.
In his interview with NBC News’ Chuck Todd on “Meet The Press,” Trump was asked what he would change about his presidency if he could have “one do-over.” Trump’s response was so immediate and matter-of-fact that it seemed as though it wasn’t the first time he was asked such a question.
“Well, it would be personnel,” Trump said, beginning his response. “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 mistake.”
You can watch Trump’s response to Todd’s question below:
EXCLUSIVE: President Trump tells @ChuckTodd: “I would say if I had one do over, it would be I would not have appointed Jeff Sessions to be attorney general.” #MTP #IfItsSunday pic.twitter.com/hUSnrAdF8V— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) June 24, 2019
Sessions was asked by Trump for his resignation back in November 2018, to which Sessions complied and swiftly delivered a resignation letter to the White House. At the time, it seemed as though the separation of Trump and Sessions was an amicable one, taking into account Sessions’ written appreciation of Trump for the “opportunity” to reside as attorney general.
“I have been honored to serve as Attorney General and have worked to implement the law enforcement agenda based on the rule of law that formed a central part of your campaign for the Presidency,” Session wrote in his resignation letter. “Thank you for the opportunity, Mr. President.”
However, in the weeks and months leading up to Sessions’ resignation the now-former attorney general, Trump didn't have the most flattering words about his opinion of the Sessions’ performance as the top lawyer in the country. Trump's criticism seems to have been primarily based on Sessions’ refusal to be involved in the Russia investigation process, or that there was a process in the first place.
“They were all in on it, clear Hillary Clinton and FRAME Donald Trump for things he didn’t do.” Gregg Jarrett on @foxandfriends If we had a real Attorney General, this Witch Hunt would never have been started! Looking at the wrong people.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018
As most of you already know, William Barr is currently serving as the U.S. Attorney General after replacing interim Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
For the "full, unedited" Trump interview with Todd, watch below:
H/T: The Hill