Sessions to black police group: Trump remarks 'done in jest'

Henrietta Strickland
August 3, 2017

Kelly took the job Friday. The people demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about a private conversation.

Black police officers feel that Trump's quip about cops not protecting the heads of suspects getting loaded into cars only furthers the divide between minorities and the officers who try to serve them, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Sessions comments were in contrast to Trump's advice to the Atlanta police officers. Let that marinate for a second: According to Sessions's twisted ideology, affirmative action, meant to make colleges and universities more inclusive of women and minorities, who have historically been underrepresented in the admissions process, is really just discrimination against white males!

That simmering anger burst to the surface last week.

The attorney general added that if Trump ultimately wants to remove him, "I would be glad to yield".

He criticized Sessions on Twitter, calling him "beleaguered".

In a separate interview with the Journal, Trump said he was "very disappointed in Jeff Sessions" over his decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation probe.

Last week, former Senate colleagues stepped up to defend Sessions. Sen.

"We will see what happens", Trump said of Sessions' future when asked at a news conference last week.

Trump is known for openly considering staffing changes without following through.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request from Reuters for comment.

"When you're trying to build trust and you hear that type of inference coming from the commander in chief of this country, it creates a certain anxiety and fear", said Cedric Alexander, deputy mayor of Rochester, N.Y., past national president of NOBLE and a member of President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

The White House dismissed the concerns of these critics.

President Trump has called Atty.

Despite Trump's continuing anger, his allies quickly recognized the danger in attacking Sessions.

The announcement comes after a rocky few weeks between the previous Alabama Senator and the President.

Sanders also batted down reports that the White House was discussing moving Sessions to another post, as secretary of Homeland Security.

Speaking to law enforcement officials in Ronkonkoma, N. Y. about the brutal MS-13 gang, Trump said, "And when you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon - you just see them thrown in, rough - I said, please don't be too nice".

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