PRESIDENT Donald Trump will be stopping in Alabama during his post-virus campaign restart, giving him a chance to face – and campaign against – his own former attorney general, Jeff Sessions.
Trump’s presidential campaign tour is headed back on the road after in-person rallies were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in March.
President Donald Trump will be stopping in Alabama giving him a chance to face and campaign against former attorney general Jeff Sessions.[/caption]
The first rally will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday June 20.
Next month, Trump’s campaign will take him to Mobile, Alabama where he will campaign for former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville, Sessions’ opponent in a runoff election for Sessions’ old seat in the Senate.
Not only will the rally take place in Sessions’ hometown, CNN reported it will be in the same stadium where Sessions joined Trump on stage in 2015.
The rally will be in the same stadium that Sessions joined Trump on stage in 2015.[/caption]
During and after Sessions’ time as attorney general, Trump repeatedly went after Sessions – largely because the AG recused himself almost immediately from the Russia probe that dogged Trump for years.
“Jeff Sessions was a disaster as attorney general – should never have been attorney general,” Trump said on Sharyl Attkisson’s show Full Measure in May. “He’s not mentally qualified to be attorney general. He was the biggest problem.”
During and after Sessions’ time as attorney general, Trump repeatedly went after Sessions – largely for recusing himself from the Russia probe.[/caption]
When it came to Russia probe, Sessions tweeted to the president saying, “I will never apologize for following the law and serving faithfully and with honor. Neither of us knew about the phone investigation into your campaign until after I was sworn in. As you will recall, I recommended firing @Comey from the very beginning.”
Sessions is looking to reclaim his old Senate seat in a GOP runoff against Tuberville on July 14.
Sessions is looking to reclaim his old Senate seat in a GOP runoff on July 14.[/caption]
Trump has already endorsed Tuberville, saying Sessions let the United States down.
The winner of the run-off will face the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones, the incumbent.
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Aside from his recent tweet at the president, Sessions has mostly tried to portray himself as a firm backer of Trump’s agenda in the typically Republican state.
Before Trump’s campaign, Sessions was known as a staunch conservative and fierce opponent of illegal immigration.