June 19, 2016

It's been a brutal week for Donald Trump's campaign as many Republican leaders have blasted him for the way he's handled himself after the Orlando massacre.

Fox News Sunday' Chris Wallace hammered Senator Jeff Sessions, a key policy adviser to Trump, over the deteriorated relations between the presumptive nominee and the rest of the Republican party.

Chris Wallace asked, "Senator, with all of the controversies of the last month, especially going after the judge and the Trump University case, hasn’t Trump squandered the last few weeks?"

Sen. Sessions responded, "Well, I don't think he squandered it, but it’s been a difficult time. People want the vote for him. He is correct on the issues, and I think tone can improve over time."

For most of the interview, Sen. Sessions acted like a "closed caption" device and reinterpreted most of what Trump had been saying all week, but at least he got honest about something.

Then the Senator sent a message to his Republican colleagues - get with the program!

SESSIONS: But let me give advice to my Republican colleagues. They need to look at the election returns. They need to understand that the American people are not happy with the gridlock in America.

They're not happy their wages have fallen since 2000 instead steadily. They're not happy that we have a high unemployment. They’re not happy that we have an open border and lawlessness at our border. They believe we should have a lawful system of immigration. It serves their interests.

They don’t believe these trade deals have worked with them. So I think -- for them. So, I think our leaders on both sides need to be considering what the American people are saying in this election and they need to be a part of the unity, too.

WALLACE: Meaning get on the Trump train?

SESSIONS: They need to be participating in assisting some of these things. We haven’t been effective in fixing illegal immigration, the trade deal, we’ve got a lot of votes and support in the Congress, on the Democrats and Republicans. So, I think there’s a lot of things we need to learn from the American people.

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.