White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci on Monday conceded that President Donald Trump “probably” wants to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Trump has recently attacked his attorney general on Twitter and in a New York Times interview for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
In an interview on Monday, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt asked Scaramucci why Trump had not already fired Sessions.
“Well, I think Trump has a certain style, he’s obviously frustrated,” the communications director opined. “I said yesterday that maybe the two of them would get together. I guess the president doesn’t want to do that. Him and Jeff — sorry, Attorney General Sessions — need to work this thing out.”
“It’s clear that the president wants him gone,” Hewitt observed.
“You’re probably right,” Scaramucci replied. “But I don’t want to speak for the president on that.”
Scaramucci later told White House correspondents Jonathan Karl and Peter Alexander that the situation was like divorce: “They need to either get together or separate.”
It's like divorce, @Scaramucci told me about Sessions/Trump.
When you start not liking each other, “You either reconcile or you separate”
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) July 25, 2017
NEW: @Scaramucci, just moments ago, on Pres Trump & AG Sessions' strained relationship: “They need to either get together or separate.”
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) July 25, 2017
Watch the video below from MSNBC.