“He was a very nice guy,” Mr Trump said of Mr Sessions, adding that “I am a strong supporter of the military and of our military.”
“I didn’t make those comments,” Mr Sessions said in a statement on Wednesday.
Mr Trump also said he was unaware of Mr Arpaio’s record as a criminal.
“I was unaware,” he said, referring to Mr Arpaio being charged with contempt of court for refusing to remove a sheriff’s office sign with the words “Deport illegals”.
Mr Sessions was in Phoenix for the US Senate confirmation hearing for Mr Trump’s attorney general nominee.
Mr Trump has also been embroiled in controversy for other controversial comments. “
It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter when.”
Mr Trump has also been embroiled in controversy for other controversial comments.
In November, Mr Trump suggested that former president Barack Obama should be prosecuted for treason for taking office.
He also said Mr Obama’s birth certificate should be released and that Mr Trump “wants” to take office in January 2019.
On Thursday, Mr Sessions also denied allegations that he had ever called Mr Trump a “loser”.
“No sir, no sir,” Mr Sanders said, when asked by reporters at a Senate hearing if Mr Trump had ever said the term “losing” to the president.
“No, sir, it doesn’t have any significance to me, because it’s not my job to make comments about the president,” Mr Sager said.
Mr Sessions has previously defended his record. “
When he’s doing his job, when he’s leading the country, when there’s a national security interest, when it comes to the country of the United States, it is absolutely clear to me that that’s what he’s going to be doing.”
Mr Sessions has previously defended his record.
In May, he told ABC News he “believes” in “traditional marriage”.
Mr Trump and his family are part of the traditional “marriage-like relationship” between a man and a woman.
He and his wife Melania were married for more than 50 years and they have two children together.
Mr Sessions joined the Trump Organization in 2007 and served as the president of the organisation until 2017.