Jeff Sessions has been on the sidelines for the last year, apparently plotting his comeback. After Trump was elected, he tapped Jeff Sessions to become his first failed attorney general, leaving behind his U.S. Senate seat that was eventually won by Democrat Doug Jones. You may recall Sessions resigned his AG role after months of public humiliation by Donald Trump, who was angry with Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation.
Now Sessions wants to reclaim his old Senate seat, despite the fact the rift between Sessions and Trump has never healed. The New York Times reports just last weekend Trump called Sessions a “jerk” and said he would not support him. The tension is thick.
With that in mind, Jeff Sessions released his campaign kickoff video and it is quite telling. Instead of outlining his plans for Alabama or promoting all the great things he hopes to accomplish in the Senate that he failed to do in the first 20 years of his time in the U.S. Senate, he spent the entire video kissing Trump’s ass.
No joke, the only thing that would’ve made this video more pathetic would have been if Jeff Sessions were pitching Trump-backed reverse mortgages.
If you were keeping tabs at home, that was Jeff Sessions mentioning Donald Trump five times and mentioning Alabama one time. He’s doing what everyone else knows is the key to success with Donald Trump—kissing the narcissistic ring. With Donald Trump, flattery will get you everywhere. As long as Sessions keeps kissing ass and both see a path to maintaining power, they will find a way to mend fences. Bet on it.
UPDATE: At almost the exact moment this article was published, this came across the ol’ Twitter wire.