President Trump escalated his Twitter feud on Saturday with his former Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, telling him that he ‘had no courage’ and ‘ruined many lives’ by reusing himself for the Mueller investigation.
“Jeff, you had your chance and you screwed it up,” the President tweeted on Saturday.
‘[You] [r]used yourself on DAY ONE (you never told me a problem) and ran to the hills.
“You had no courage and you ruined many lives.
“The dirty agents and others were caught by better and stronger people than you.
“Hopefully this slime will pay a high price.”
Trump also called on Sessions to stop the race for his former seat in the United States Senate from Alabama. The President endorsed Republican rival Sessions, former college football coach Tommy Tuberville, in the GOP primary.
President Trump can be seen on Saturday at his golf club in Sterling, Virginia. Trump continued his Twitter feud with Jeff Sessions, his former Attorney General running from Alabama to the U.S. Senate seat
“You have to get out of the race and pray that it is super liberal [Democratic Senator] Doug Jones, a weak and pitiful doll for Crazy Nancy Pelosi & Cryin ‘Chuck Schumer, is hit hard.
He voted for deposition based on ‘ZERO’. Shame Alabama.
“Coach Tuberville is going to be a GREAT Senator!”
Trump previously responded to a tweet from Sessions earlier on Saturday, in which the former Attorney General wrote, “Mr. President, Alabama can and does trust me, as can conservatives across the country.
“Maybe you forgot.
“They trusted me when I got out and risked that trust for you.”
Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave up his 20-year seat in Alabama when Trump appointed him Attorney General in 2017, but he’s now fighting to get his old seat back
President Trump expresses support for Tommy Tuberville to face former Attorney General Jeff Sessions facing tough Senate race
Hours after the president’s tweet, Sessions fired back at Trump to tell him he was lucky to have himself recovered during Mueller’s investigation in Russia
Going back and forth on Twitter is a continuation of the feud that broke out on Friday, when President Tuberville supported while slamming sessions.
That prompted Sessions, which does not normally respond to Trump’s barbs, to fire back.
The senate hopefully told Trump on Twitter that he is “ damn happy ” that he withdrew from Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s alleged involvement in the 2016 elections.
Trump encouraged voters from Alabama to choose former Auburn coach Tuberville, stating that sessions have “ let our country down ” due to his refusal in 2017.
Three years ago, after Jeff Sessions reused himself, the fraudulent Mueller scam started. Alabama, don’t trust Jeff Sessions. He has abandoned our country. That’s why I endorsed Coach Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville), the true supporter of our # MAGA agenda! the president wrote in the tweet.
About four hours later, Sessions fired back, “@RealDonaldTrump Look, I know your anger, but the law has refused the refusal. I’ve done my duty and you’re lucky to have done that. It protected the rule of law and resulted in your exemption. Your personal feelings do not determine who elects Alabama as a senator, but the people of Alabama do. ‘
But Sessions was still trying to smooth things out with the President, despite being humiliated on Twitter, trying to embrace Trump’s views on immigration while holding down Tuberville.
“Tuberville is a coward who is rightly too afraid to debate me. He says you’re wrong in China and trade. He wants to bring in more foreign workers to take on American jobs. That’s not your agenda and not mine or Alabama’s. I know Alabama. Not Tuberville, ”wrote Sessions.
Trump has long been angry with Sessions since March 2017, when he withdrew from the Justice Department’s investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
“Sessions should never have reused themselves,” Trump said New York Times in July 2017. “If he were to reuse himself, he would have had to tell me before taking the job, and I would have picked someone else.”
Tuberville’s tweet earlier this week was very similar to the President’s message on Friday
Sessions has always stated that “the law required that I withdraw from the investigation.”
“The specific law for the Ministry of Justice required that I withdraw myself from the Russian investigation into collusive arrangements. If I hadn’t excluded myself from that investigation, which I was targeted as a senior campaign officer and a witness, I would have broken the law. I will and will not break the law. Sessions said in a statement earlier this month.
Sessions became the U.S. Attorney General in 2017 and was fired by Trump in November 2018.