He was among the first establishment Republicans to support Trump during the 2016 campaign.
Right-wing talk radio host Rush Limbaugh, whose popular syndicated show is broadcast daily on 1210 WPHT, defended Sessions as a “by-the-book” attorney general and legal mind, and said Trump’s continued swipes at him are “unseemly.” “It’s also a little bit discomforting, unseemly, for Trump to go after such a loyal supporter this way,” Limbaugh said on his radio show Monday, noting that Sessions has made it clear he doesn’t intend to resign.
“After Trump gave him the invitation to quit, Sessions doubled down on how much he loves the job, how much he’s going to continue to love the job, how he’s gonna keep performing the job while appropriate,” Limbaugh said.
The opinions of conservative media figures like Limbaugh carry weight with Trump, who is keenly aware of the outsize role they have in molding opinions among his conservative base.
Conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh’s got a new sweetheart – and she’s nearly half his age. 12, told Page Two he’s been dating West Palm Beach resident Kathryn Rogers [who is 31] for the past six months.
Limbaugh, a radio entertainer known for his extreme rightwing views, is a vocal advocate of “family values” who has been divorced three times, and is currently unmarried.
Rogers was part of the staff for the Super Bowl XXXV Task Force in Tampa.
President Trump’s continued criticisms of Attorney General Jeff Sessions are beginning to cause a split among conservative media figures who had largely backed him during his first six months in office.
Trump’s comments came after the president took repeated swipes at Sessions on Monday, referring to him as “our beleaguered A.
G.” and wondering why he wasn’t “looking into Crooked Hillary’s crimes & Russia relations?
” Trump has ratcheted up his attacks in recent days after revealing in a New York Times interview that he would not have chosen Sessions as his attorney general if had known that Sessions would recuse himself from all investigations into Russian meddling during the 2016 campaign.
According to my colleague Chris Mondics, any move to replace Sessions “surely will be part of a larger effort to rein in independent counsel Mueller, if not get rid of him altogether.” The Associated Press reported that firing Sessions could “raise the specter” of Trump asking Sessions’ appointed replacement to fire Robert Muller, the former FBI director and special counsel who is investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.