Tue Nov 20, 2018 AT 11:13 AM EDT
President Donald Trump is praising the man he appointed to serve as acting attorney general, privately telling associates that Matthew Whitaker has shown “courage” in the face of legal challenges posed by Democrats to his appointment, according to a report in Axios.
Citing a source close to the president, Axios reports that Trump likes that Whitaker is standing up for himself.
“Clearly what he likes about him is he’s holding his ground, not running for the tall grass,” the source close to the president told Axios. “You can’t be attorney general if you have to walk away from really important work that an attorney general should be doing.” …Read More at The Hill