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Tucker Carlson criticized President Trump for using an unfriendly media adversary to attack one of his most loyal cabinet members.

Trump told the New York Times he would not have nominated Attorney General Jeff Sessions if he knew the Alabamian would recuse himself from the Russia probe.

Carlson said Trump's attack may be due to the fact he is a "71-year-old political novice" who is suddenly blindsided by a federal investigation that looks to imprison him and his family.

He called the attack a "useless, self-destructive act."

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Carlson said Sessions, a former Alabama senator, truly stuck his neck out to support Trump.

He said Sessions had a Senate seat he could've kept "for life" but instead was so supportive of Trump's agenda that he was one of the first to endorse him.

Carlson said Sessions is the most effective member of Trump's orbit, and that the attack is a "worrisome sign the president may be forgetting who is on his side."

"Pay less attention to the New York Times and more to Matt Drudge," Carlson said. "Lay off Jeff Sessions. He's your friend."

Drudge, a journalist best known for breaking the Monica Lewinsky scandal, runs "The Drudge Report."

Until recently, Carlson said, the website has been friendly to Trump.

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