"Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday reacted with disbelief to reports that President Donald Trump had tried to get Attorney General Jeff Sessions to walk back his recusal from the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Scarborough was particularly appalled by Trump believing that Sessions' primary job as attorney general was to protect him personally from falling into legal jeopardy.
"I think it's so cute that this president thinks that attorney generals are supposed to be their personal lawyers," he said. "And by cute, I mean completely ignorant -- something that a four-year-old, while smearing chocolate on the side of a wall, might think. That's actually not cute at all. Not cute at all. Actually pretty depressing."
Scarborough also found himself stunned at reports that Trump refused to return Sessions' phone calls in the wake of his recusal from the Russia probe. Panelist Kasie Hunt said that Trump's refusal to return Sessions' calls struck her as unbelievably childish.
"It is an extraordinarily petty way to react to something," she said. "And give Jeff Sessions some credit here for doing the right thing on actually recusing himself."
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