- President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign appears to be applying some selective amnesia when it comes to the Alabama Senate race.
- After endorsing the runoff opponent of Trump’s former Attorney General and highest profile early endorser, Jeff Sessions, things got even more weird this week.
- The Trump campaign sent a letter to Sessions calling him “delusional” for running as a supporter of the president, according to a New York Times report citing the letter they obtained.
- “The Trump campaign has learned that your U.S. Senate campaign is circulating mailers like the one I have enclosed, in which you misleadingly promote your connections to and ‘support’ of President Trump,” the letter reads.
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Just when it seemed there was no more humiliation Jeff Sessions could possibly encounter with President Donald Trump, a new letter has dragged him back in.
The Trump reelect campaign reportedly sent a letter to Sessions deriding him for running as a supporter of the president in the Alabama Senate race, according to the New York Times.
Not only did Sessions serve as Trump’s Attorney General from the outset of the administration, but he was even the first sitting US Senator to endorse the then-candidate for president in 2016.
Trump has frequently made public his resentment over the fact that Sessions recused himself during the Russia investigation. He also recently endorsed Sessions’ GOP primary opponent – former college football coach Tommy Tuberville – in the runoff for the party’s nominee to take on Democratic US Sen. Doug Jones.
“The Trump campaign has learned that your U.S. Senate campaign is circulating mailers like the one I have enclosed, in which you misleadingly promote your connections to and ‘support’ of President Trump,” Michael Glassner, the chief operating officer for the Trump campaign, wrote in the letter to Sessions.
According to The Times, the letter was sent on Tuesday and cited Sessions mentioning Trump “22 times” in his campaign literature.
“The letter even makes the delusional assertion that you are President ‘Trump’s #1 supporter,'” Glassner wrote
Sessions’ campaign spokeswoman, Gail Gitcho, responded to the letter in the Times story.
“Alabamans don’t like to be told what to do,” Gitcho said. “They have shown that repeatedly. Washington told them to vote for Luther Strange over Roy Moore, they disobeyed. Washington told them to vote for Roy Moore over Doug Jones, they disobeyed. They are a hardheaded and independent lot.”
Even after being fired from his AG post in 2018, Sessions has never publicly criticised President Trump.
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