President Donald Trump's disgust for his own attorney general is once again reaching a boiling point.
One day after Trump said Attorney General Jeff Sessions was "DISGRACEFUL" for not doing more to investigate his political rivals, reports emerged outlining the deep, seething anger Trump feels toward his own AG.
A new report from Axios claims that the president's "head explodes" every time he reads about Sessions. What's more, a Washington Post report reveals that Trump now refers to Sessions as "Mr. Magoo," the old cartoon character whom the Post describes as "elderly, myopic and bumbling."
Additionally, a White House source tells CNN's Kaitlan Collins that Trump was "indignant" on Wednesday after Sessions gently pushed back on the president's criticism.
I'm told Trump was fuming yesterday after Jeff Sessions publicly pushed back against him in that rare but pointed s… https://t.co/lSFyN6efTN— Kaitlan Collins (@Kaitlan Collins)1519915286.0
Trump publicly attacked Sessions earlier on Wednesday for not doing enough to investigate former President Barack Obama. He then trashed Sessions for not directing his own attorneys at the Department of Justice to investigate Obama themselves.
“Why not use Justice Department lawyers?” he asked. “DISGRACEFUL!”
Trump has not been shy about ripping into his own attorney general for not doing enough to investigate his political foes. Last week, Trump on Twitter told his followers to ask Sessions — whose name the president initially misspelled as “Jeff Session” — why Democrats weren’t being investigated for “crimes” related to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
And last summer, Trump called Sessions “beleaguered” and “weak” because he was not sufficiently investigating former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.