Trump tweets support for Tuberville; Sessions responds
Early Saturday morning, President Donald Trump reiterated his support for former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville, the candidate he endorsed in Tuesday’s contest for Alabama’s GOP U.S. Senate nomination.
Tuberville faces former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who served as Trump’s first attorney general.
Trump made his thoughts known on Twitter, where he called Tuberville a “winner” and Sessions a “disaster.”
Big Senate Race in Alabama on Tuesday. Vote for @TTuberville, he is a winner who will never let you down. Jeff Sessions is a disaster who has let us all down. We don’t want him back in Washington!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2020
Shortly thereafter, Sessions responded with a tweet of his own.
I’ve taken the road less travelled. Not sought fame or fortune. My honor and integrity are far more important than these juvenile insults. Your scandal ridden candidate is too cowardly to debate. As you know, Alabama does not take orders from Washington. https://t.co/1I6ROih43E
— Jeff Sessions (@jeffsessions) July 11, 2020
Recent polling has shown Tuberville with an edge headed into Tuesday’s runoff election. However, prognosticators say many unknowns surround the Tuesday election given questions about turnout amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The winner in Tuesday’s race faces incumbent U.S. Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) in November.
@Jeff_Poor is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of South Alabama, the editor of Breitbart TV, a columnist for Mobile’s Lagniappe Weekly and host of Huntsville’s “The Jeff Poor Show” from 2-5 p.m. on WVNN.