President Trump praised Jeff Sessions' rivals, the day after the president's former attorney general announced that he wanted to find his old senate seat.
& # 39; He has tough competition, & # 39; Trump told reporters outside the White House Friday. & # 39; You have the football coach, Tommy is doing very well, you have some good people in Alabama, we'll see what happens. & # 39;
Trump said for the time being that he will not endorse Sessions, which he fired last year, hammered on Twitter and mocked at times – such as the time he set up a faux Southern drawl to imitate Sessions and said: & # 39; I am going to recuperate myself, & # 39; at the annual CPAC conference.
President Trump said his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions & # 39; tough competition & # 39; because Sessions is trying to win back its US senate seat in Alabama
Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he would be Thursday & Thursday for & # 39; Tucker Carlson Tonight & # 39; walked to the US Senate. Sessions were previously served in the Senate before they became President Trump's first Attorney General. He was fired a year ago
In his first campaign ad, which also debuted on Thursday, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would support the Trump agenda if he were elected to the US Senate in Alabama
Although Sessions was the first US senator to support Trump's long-term White House bid, the two men argued when Sessions, as Attorney General, withdrew from Russia's investigation.
That move set Session's deputy Rod Rosenstein in motion to appoint Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in the wake of Trump who fired FBI director James Comey.
But Sessions is still in team Trump, he said, rolling out his senate run on Thursday with a performance on & # 39; Tucker Carlson Tonight & # 39; on Fox News Channel, and a first campaign ad debuted.
& # 39; Did I write a comprehensive book when I left President Trump's office? No. Did I go to CNN and did I attack the President? No. Have I spoken a crossword about our president? Not once, & # 39; said Sessions in the ad. & # 39; And I'll tell you why. First, that would be unfair. I was there to serve his agenda, not mine. Second, the president is doing great – for America and Alabama. & # 39;
& # 39; And he has my strong support, & # 39; Sessions added.
On Fox, Carlson asked Sessions if he had the president's support.
& # 39; Well, I hope so, & # 39; said the former attorney general. & # 39; I think he will respect my work. I was there every day for the Trump agenda in the Senate. No doubt about it, I was the first Republican – first senator to support him. & # 39;
When Trump was asked on Friday about Sessions, he pointed out that he had not been involved.
& # 39; I saw him saying nice things about me last night, but we'll have to see it, & # 39; said Trump. & # 39; I have not yet made a decision. & # 39;
When a reporter asked the president if he still harbored resentment against Sessions for refusing himself from the Russian probe, Trump replied: & # 39; I don't even think about that. & # 39;
The president then spoke about the & # 39; good candidates & # 39; from Alabama, including Tommy Tuberville, a
former college football coach.
Tuberville, Sessions and various other GOP candidates will participate in a Republican primary in the state in March.
President Kellyanne Conway's adviser on Thursday suggested to DailyMail.com that Trump would probably support Sessions if he came through the primary phase of the race.
& # 39; Well, we would like to have a Republican senator there, & # 39; she said. & # 39; We think Doug Jones has been a reliable liberal voice on far too many things, really disappointing, and clearly not representing the interests of the people of Alabama. & # 39;
After Sessions left his senate seat to join the government, Democrat Doug Jones won in a shock-special election against Republican Roy Moore, who was accused of being inappropriate toward teenage girls as a bachelor in his thirties.
& # 39; Look Alabama is a place where my approval numbers are very good. I think I won with 42 points, & Trump said Friday.
Trump won with about 28 points over democrat Hillary Clinton.
& # 39; I love Alabama. I'm going to watch a very good football game on Saturday, and that's tomorrow, with LSU that's going to be great, & he added.
Trump will be attending the University of Alabama's game against LSU, while supporting a GOP candidate for the governor of Louisiana about a democratic incumbent.