Jeff Sessions: Paul Ryan Needs to Change on Trade

Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), an early supporter of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, discussed the GOP as a whole and what direction it needs to take on policy specifics. Sessions advised Trump not to get too in the weeds with policy details, and also had some words of advice for his Republican congressional colleagues on trade, specifically House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). Transcript as follows: MIKA BRZEZINSKI, MSNBC HOST: All right, joining us now, Republican senator from Alabama, Senator Jeff Sessions. He was the first senator to endorse Donald Trump for president and he will be among tonight’s speakers kicking off the Republican National Convention here in Cleveland. So I was wrong, there are heavy hitters. JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC HOST: That’s right. Well, Roll Tide first of all. Always — SEN. JEFF SESSIONS (R), ALABAMA: Roll Tide. SCARBOROUGH: Yes, and you know, Senator, you said something very interesting, which was you’ve said something that — you said the Republican Party is finally getting around to where its base and rank and file have been for many, many years. Explain that. SESSIONS: There’s no doubt about it. The working Americans that have provided Ronald Reagan