During a Thursday morning interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Alabama Sen. [crscore]Jeff Sessions[/crscore] defended Donald Trump against allegations that his political attacks are sexist and un-presidential.
“Well, he’s a strong leader, and he pushes back,” Sessions explained. “He’s not like a normal politician.”
“He’s hit a lot of men too,” he added. “You mentioned some women, but there’s some men politically pushing up daisies as a result of those exchanges.”
“I think people value his strength and his willingness to defend himself.”
Cuomo then argued that while Trump’s attacks against his fellow candidates might work in a particular context, “There’s another where you’re a leader on the national stage, and if Vladimir Putin says something you don’t like you start making up weird nicknames for him.”
“That’s the type of antagonism isn’t that different on that stage?,” he asked.
“Well, it is different to be on the world stage with world leaders,” Sessions admitted. “But I think Donald Trump will attempt to see if somehow we can do a better job of getting along with our allies and our adversaries.”