Updated | As President Donald Trump tweets amid investigations that could develop into a constitutional crisis the likes of which Americans have not experienced since the days of Richard Nixon, he appears to be exfoliating friends in the conservative media, in Congress and in his base….
Former U.S. Representative Joe Walsh, a conservative firebrand who has his own syndicated talk radio show, tells Newsweek that Sessions is a “red line” Trump would be unwise to cross by firing him. “I am on the radio, and what I am hearing from my listeners is that they are either confused or pissed off,” Walsh says. “Most don’t like the way he is handling Sessions, because Sessions is a good conservative.”
Breitbart—a media outlet that is the former home of top Trump adviser Steve Bannon and is funded by the conservative, pro-Trump billionaire Mercer family—also lashed out at Trump, under a headline stating that Trump’s attacks on Sessions highlight the president’s own “weak position.”
“President Trump’s decision Tuesday to attack Attorney General Jeff Sessions over Sessions’ position on Hillary Clinton’s various scandals only serves to highlight Trump’s own hypocrisy on the issue—and is likely to fuel concerns from his base, who see Sessions as the best hope to fulfill Trump’s immigration policies,” Breitbart wrote.