Trump, Jeff Sessions feud on Twitter

Remigio Civitarese
Mag 23, 2020

Sessions' latest defense comes as he faces Tommy Tuberville in a tough Republican runoff primary election for Alabama's US Senate seat - a race that pits the man who held the seat for 20 years against a political neophyte.

But Sessions still attempted to smooth things over with the president despite being humiliated on Twitter, by trying to embrace the Trump's views on immigration while knocking Tuberville's.

Sessions fired back at Trump, arguing his recusal was justified and characterizing Trump as having been "damn fortunate" for the recusal.

"Your personal feelings don't dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do", he continued.

'Sessions should have never recused himself, ' Trump said to the New York Times in July 2017.

Sessions responded: "Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law".

Sessions was sacked after the midterm elections in 2018 and replaced by William Barr, an attorney general who has proved much more to Trump's liking, working to protect the president and to reject the findings and premise of the justice department investigation into Russian election interference.

Trump tweeted out his support for Sessions' opponent, former Auburn University football head coach Tommy Tuberville but not without taking a shot at his former attorney general by urging his followers not to trust Sessions. "That's why I endorsed Coach Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville), the true supporter of our #MAGA agenda!" the president tweeted on Friday.

Tuberville and Sessions are now competing to win a July 14 Republican primary runoff election whose victor will face incumbent Democratic Alabama Senator Doug Jones in the November national election. "I know Alabama. Tuberville doesn't", he added.

His relationship with Trump soured after Sessions recused himself from the Russian Federation investigation, paving the way for the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead a probe that tormented Trump for two years.

Tuberville's tweet was eerily similar to the president's after sending his own message earlier this week.

"3 years ago today @jeffsessions threw @realDonaldTrump to the wolves with the Mueller appointment".

If former Attorney General Jeff Sessions - now running to regain a U.S. However, shortly after the primary, Trump gave his support to Tuberville.

The Trump reelection campaign also sent a letter to Sessions' campaign in March, insisting that the former longtime Alabama senator stop making connections to himself and Trump.

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