Sen. Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee Garland strikes down Trump-era immigration court rule, empowering judges to pause cases MORE (R-Ala.), a Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE supporter, said on Sunday that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee "probably" should not have made the comments he did regarding the federal judge overseeing lawsuits against Trump University.
"It was a rough week because it got him off message and put members of Congress in having to answer questions they don't like to answer," Sessions said on "Fox News Sunday."
"And it was just not the best of weeks."
Sessions called Trump's comments that an Indiana-born federal judge may be biased against him because of the judge's Mexican heritage an "off-the-cuff comment that he probably shouldn't have made."
"He's explained it and said he's going to stay off the subject," Sessions said.
"It's not the kind of comment that is focused on the main issues facing America. It's something he was irritated about because he felt he was not being fairly treated in that lawsuit."
But Sessions said the country is at risk and cautioned against electing someone like presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClintons, Stacey Abrams meeting Texas Democrats Biden says Russia spreading misinformation ahead of 2022 elections Highest-ranking GOP assemblyman in WI against another audit of 2020 vote MORE. Trump will move beyond his comments and instead focus on the issues at hand, Sessions said.
The Alabama senator noted Trump made a speech last Friday that was well-received and will make another speech on Monday that will address Clinton's weaknesses.
"This man communicates," he said.
"He's talking about the issues people care about. ... I think he's got the message and the hope that people want. We're going to make change."