President Trump continues pummeling Jeff Sessions, but this time he punches back

President Trump continues pummeling Jeff Sessions, but this time he punches back

It led to a response from Sessions 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 said.

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

The victor will face Democratic Senator Doug Jones in November, who in 2017 became the first Democrat to win a Senate seat from Alabama in a quarter century after the Republican candidate was accused of sexually harassing teenage girls as an adult.

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.

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

If former Attorney General Jeff Sessions - now running to regain a U.S. The victor will face U.S. Sen.

The back-and-forth weekend explosion between Trump and Sessions is somewhat of a pivot for Sessions who, on Thursday, repeatedly praised the president and his "America First" agenda during a phone call with the Mobile County Republican executive committee.

Sessions was sacked just one day after the 2018 midterm elections, and he's now facing off against Tuberville in Alabama's Republican Senate primary. Tuberville has begun airing ads featuring Trump's criticisms of Sessions. "I wanted him to be successful and not do one thing that would undermine the effort there".

"We do know that Tommy has never endorsed a candidate for public office", said Sessions. I gave my whole year to campaigning for Donald Trump. He is in a razor close battle with Jeff Sessions and Bradley Byrne.

"Tuberville's a coward who is rightly too afraid to debate me". Forced out by Trump in November 2018, he now hopes to return to the Senate.

In fact special counsel Robert Mueller, appointed by then deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein on 17 May 2017, said in his report that though he had not found evidence of criminal conspiracy between Moscow and the president, he was not exonerating Trump. Trump also said that Sessions performed poorly during his nomination hearings in early 2017, adding "I should have gotten rid of him there".

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