Trump, Jeff Sessions feud on Twitter

Trump and Sessions

It was an unexpectedly bold rebuke from Sessions, who has long endured the President's verbal assaults as he fights against his GOP primary rival, Tommy Tuberville, to win over heavily pro-Trump Alabama.

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the 2018 Opioid Roundtable hosted by the National Sheriffs' Association and the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, in Washington on May 3, 2018.

Trump erupted angrily when he learned of the recusal and never forgave Sessions, blaming that decision for the long-running investigation by Mueller that ended past year.

Trump had already formally endorsed Tuberville in March tweeting: 'Tommy will protect your Second Amendment, (which is under siege), is strong on Crime and the Border, and truly LOVES our Military and our Vets'. However, shortly after the primary, Trump gave his support to Tuberville.

Sessions has fallen behind Tuberville by 20 points in one poll.

Trump described Tuberville - a political newcomer - as "the true supporter of our #MAGA agenda!"

Around four hours later, Sessions fired back: '@RealDonaldTrump Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law.

Sessions, who left the attorney general job in November 2018, has repeatedly explained that he recused himself from the investigation into the Trump team's ties to Russian Federation because he himself was a peripherally part of the campaign. I did my duty & you're damn fortunate I did.


Trump tweeted, "Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions".

Tuberville has hammered Sessions over his relationship with Trump, who is popular among Alabama Republicans.

Tuberville is a revered former coach of the Auburn Tigers, a leading name in college football, a near-holy institution in the deep-red state. He says you're wrong on China and trade.

In public speeches before declaring his Senate candidacy and during the campaign, Sessions voiced support for Trump and his policies. That's not your agenda and it's not mine or Alabama's. Jones will face the runoff victor on November 3. Tuberville said that voters knew where senators - like Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Josh Hawley of Missouri - stood on issues "before they got into the U.S. Senate".

"Help me keep him from "helping" President Trump (and the Democrats) again here!"

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.

"Of course, President Trump can endorse anyone he chooses for the U.S. Senate election in Alabama", Sessions tweeted at the time.

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