For the second consecutive evening, President Donald Trump on Saturday took to Twitter to speak out against former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
On Friday, Trump and Sessions traded barbs on the social media outlet, with the president also encouraging Alabamians to vote for former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville against Sessions in the state’s July 14 Republican primary runoff.
Trump on Saturday moved to get in the last word on the matter.
“Jeff, you had your chance & you blew it,” the president tweeted, quoting Sessions’ tweet from the previous day. “Recused yourself ON DAY ONE (you never told me of a problem), and ran for the hills. You had no courage, & ruined many lives. The dirty cops, & others, got caught by better & stronger people than you. Hopefully this slime will pay a big…price. You should drop out of the race & pray that super liberal @DougJones, a weak & pathetic puppet for Crazy Nancy Pelosi & Cryin’ Chuck Schumer, gets beaten badly. He voted for impeachment based on ‘ZERO’. Disgraced Alabama. Coach @TTuberville will be a GREAT Senator!”
Sessions also fired back to the president’s Saturday remarks in a tweet of his own.
I will never apologize for following the law and serving faithfully and with honor. Neither of us knew about the phony investigation into our campaign until after I was sworn in. As you will recall, I recommended firing @Comey from the very beginning. https://t.co/iYBKfwYb6l
— Jeff Sessions (@jeffsessions) May 24, 2020
The winner of the GOP primary runoff will face U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) in November.
Sean Ross is the editor of Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn