Former AG Sessions Slams Trump “I did my duty & you’re damn fortunate I did”

Jeff Sessions slammed Trump after Trump opted to endorse his opponent, Tommy Tuberville.

Trump tweeted Friday:

3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began. 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 agenda!

Jeff Sessions responded in the evening:

.@realdonaldtrump Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law. I did my duty & you’re damn fortunate I did. It protected the rule of law & resulted in your exoneration. Your personal feelings don’t dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do.

Per Newsweek Sessions and Tuberville have recently traded barbs on the campaign trail, with Tuberville accusings Sessions of taking a $24,000 speaking fee from “swampy special interest groups seeking his favor,” namely a global investment firm called Skybridge Capital. Alternately, Sessions accused Tuberville of hiding something after he missed a recent filing deadline for financial disclosures.

A May 2020 survey of 607 likely Republican voters showed 55.1 percent probably or definitely favoring Tuberville, compared to 31.8 percent supporting Sessions.

Trump’s endorsement may help the former coach, as Trump won the state in the 2016 presidential election by a margin of over 27 percent.