Remember all the “give Trump a chance” people? They’re wrong.
President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected Senator Jeff Sessions, a conservative from Alabama who became a close adviser after endorsing him early in his campaign, to be the attorney general of the United States, according to officials close to the transition.
Jeffery Beauregard Sessions is the closest thing the Senate has to an open racist; as it is, he’s just-barely buried it under the thinnest veneer. But he is, at heart, a race man, and it is clear what Trump’s animating governing principle will be: cater to white anger and white backlash.
Sessions was rejected as a US attorney for being racist. But he’s gotten everyone back. Thanks to Trump, and the economic anxiety he’s trying to fix.