Tucker to Trump: 'Lay Off Jeff Sessions - He's Your Friend, One of the Very Few You Have in Washington'

Tucker calls Trump a '71-year-old political novice' and his criticism of Sessions is 'useless'

Fox News' 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."