Trump rips Jeff Sessions, backs his Senate-runoff opponent: ‘He let our Country down’

If former Attorney General Jeff Sessions – now running to regain a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama — was hoping to reconcile with President Trump and gain his endorsement, that hope seemed to evaporate Friday night.

The president once again backed Sessions’ opponent, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville, in the Alabama GOP Senate primary runoff scheduled for July 14.


“3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions. He let our Country down. That’s why I endorsed Coach Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville), the true supporter of our #MAGA agenda!”

The president’s tweet included a link to Tuberville’s campaign-donation site, and retweeted a Tuberville post from last Sunday, promoting his campaign.

Trump previously endorsed Tuberville in March, after Tuberville garnered the most votes in the state’s GOP Senate primary, reported. But because Tuberville did not attract support from an outright majority, he will face Sessions – the No. 2 finisher in March – in the July runoff.

The runoff was initially scheduled for March 31 but was rescheduled to July because of the coronavirus outbreak.


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