A Twitter spat that began on Friday night escalated Saturday afternoon between President Donald Trump and his former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama.
It began with a tweet from Trump promoting Sessions’ opponent, former Auburn head football coach Tommy Tuberville. It led to a response from Sessions as having been “damn fortunate” for the recusal.
The back-and-forth resumed Saturday morning, with Sessions posting another tweet directed at Trump about the people of Alabama and their relationship.
.@realDonaldTrump: Mr. President, Alabama can and does trust me, as do conservatives across the country. Perhaps you’ve forgotten. They trusted me when I stepped out and put that trust on the line for you.
— Jeff Sessions (@jeffsessions) May 23, 2020
Trump responded with a series of tweets, once again questioning Sessions’ 2017 decision to recuse himself from investigations tied to the