Attorney General Jeff Sessions has received a lot of tough love from Donald Trump over the last year. The president has called his top law enforcer an "idiot" as well as "very weak," "beleaguered" and "disgraceful." But he shouldn't let Trump's insults get him down, according to former attorney general Eric Holder, who wants Sessions to give Trump a taste of his own medicine. 

"At some point, you would hope that [Sessions] would have the intestinal fortitude or pride to say, 'I wanted this job all my life, but it's not worth it. And I'm not gonna take that kind of abuse, I'm simply going to tell you to go screw yourself," Holder, who served as President Obama's AG from 2009-2015 said yesterday on 'Real Time with Bill Maher.' 

That move might be good for salvaging what's left of Sessions' self-esteem, but it might not be good for the country.

"[Sessions] is kinda doing a service to the country by not [resigning]," Maher noted. "Because if he left, then Trump could appoint someone who could fire Mueller" and end the investigation into the alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

NBC contributor Jon Meacham agreed: "Here is a sign of where we are in March of 2018: Jeff Sessions has become a pillar of Democratic order," he quipped during the 'Real Time' debate. Watch the whole exchange in the clip below.