Trump Reportedly Called Sessions ‘Idiot’ & Told Him Resign

After finding out that the deputy attorney general had appointed a special counsel to take over the federal investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, President Trump went off on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, blaming Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation and demanding his resignation, several current and former administration officials told The New York Times. In the May 17 Oval Office meeting, Trump called Sessions an “idiot” and said tapping him as attorney general was one of his worst decisions. An upset Sessions reportedly said he would quit, and sent a resignation letter to the White House, but other administration officials talked Trump out of accepting it.