The Trump reelection campaign also sent a letter to Sessions' campaign in March, insisting that the former longtime Alabama senator stop making connections to himself and Trump. "He let our Country down", the President tweeted. "That's why I endorsed Coach Tommy Tuberville, the true supporter of our #MAGA agenda!"
That was apparently the final straw for the long-suffering Sessions, who had meekly tolerated his former boss's attacks up until that point.
On Friday, he wrote: "Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law".
'[You] [r] ecused yourself ON DAY ONE (you never told me of a problem), and ran for the hills. "I protected the rule of law & resulted in your exoneration".
Sessions and Trump have repeatedly sparred since the former attorney general announced the bid for his former seat earlier this year.
Trump blames Sessions' recusal for U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/mueller-says-he-could-not-charge-trump-as-congress-weighs-impeachment-idUSKCN1SZ1OC, which cast a cloud over his presidency but didn't result in any charges against Trump.
The victor of the primary will face incumbent Sen.
Sessions went after Trump's favored candidate in a second tweet. The victor in that contest will face off against sitting Democratic senator Doug Jones in November. One includes a clip of Trump saying if he could have one presidential do-over it would be to not appoint Sessions as attorney general.
"When faced with supporting POTUS or running scared, Jeff Sessions chose the easy way out and recused himself". Sessions, during the call, acknowledged he had a "disagreement" with Trump, but added that he had "resisted every effort" to openly criticize the president.
"Tuberville's a coward who is rightly too afraid to debate me". Tuberville said that voters knew where senators - like Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Josh Hawley of Missouri - stood on issues "before they got into the U.S. Senate".