Jeff Sessions Thinks His Racist Remark About Hawaii Was Pretty Darn Cute

"Look, they filed the suit - the plaintiffs get to choose the venue", Sessions said.

Speaking to CNN, Sessions added: "I think it's a fabulous place and had a granddaughter born there".

Last week, Sessions attacked Derrick Watson, a US district judge in Hawaii, for halting Trump's revised ban on travel and immigration from six majority-Muslim countries.

Sessions went on to defend Trump's travel ban, without returning to the Hawaii issue.

"I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president from the United States what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power", Sessions said on the program Tuesday.

Earlier on Monday, Sessions told "Fox & Friends" that the Trump administration had "already changed the whole mentality at the border" and dismissed concerns over how the wall would be paid for. "We're going to defend the president's order".

Sessions said the ruling unfairly psychoanalyzed the president's motives by weighing the president's past statements about the intention of the ban.




Hawaiians, including the state's two USA senators, both Democrats, reacted angrily to Sessions' remarks.

Here's one good thing that could come from Sessions' aloha-baiting: It might start focusing attention on the rest of that opening sentence and the damage the attorney general is inflicting.

In the past, senators approved legislation to build a fence, but now that Trump wants a wall, they are balking, said Fox News' Brian Kilmeade, and Sessions responded that's because lawmakers are reluctant to do anything that "actually fixes the problems". "It's my home. Have some respect".

People, especially those from Hawaii, were not amused.

"Why not just call it the state of Hawaii?" "Please use the google".

In response, the Department of Justice tried to walk back Sessions' remarks, saying in a statement that "Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific ― a handsome one where the Attorney General's granddaughter was born".

Following his Hawaii comments, Sessions explained to MSNBC that he loves the state and that he wasn't diminishing the judge or Hawaii.

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