Trump hits Sessions in Gridiron Club remarks: 'I offered him a ride over and he recused himself'

Trump hits Sessions in Gridiron Club remarks: 'I offered him a ride over and he recused himself'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE took a swing at Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsUnder pressure, Trump shifts blame for Russia intrusion Overnight Tech: Judge blocks AT&T request for DOJ communications | Facebook VP apologizes for tweets about Mueller probe | Tech wants Treasury to fight EU tax proposal Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand MORE on Saturday night, saying that he had offered Sessions a ride to the Gridiron Club dinner, but he “recused himself.”

“I offered him a ride over and he recused himself,” Trump said, according to a White House press pool report.

Trump made the comment while speaking at the Gridiron Club dinner, an event where members of the media and politicians traditionally trade jokes. The president is invited to speak every year and typically delivers comedic remarks.

Trump’s joke about Sessions comes at the end of a tense week between the president and attorney general. Trump has been frustrated for months by Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Earlier this week, Trump attacked Sessions on Twitter, calling it “disgraceful” that he had asked an inspector general — “an Obama guy,” according to Trump — to investigate alleged surveillance abuses.

Sessions pushed back in a rare statement, saying that he intended to carry out his duties as the nation's top law enforcement officer with "integrity and honor.”

It was also reported this week that Trump refers to Sessions as “Mr. Magoo,” a reference to the elderly cartoon character.