However, when asked if he would support Sessions, Trump replied that he was still unsure.
Despite their heated and tumultuous relationship during Sessions’ time as attorney general, President Donald Trump stated on Friday that he won’t oppose Jeff Sessions in his candidacy for the Senate seat he formerly held.
On the White House grounds, the president was asked if he would run a campaign against Sessions. He responded, “No, I won’t. “I’ll wait and see what happens. We’ll wait and see. He faces a lot of opposition.
Sessions, who was once regarded as one of the president’s most dependable advisors, lost the president’s trust when he withdrew from the Russia investigation, which opened the door for the selection of former special counsel Robert Mueller.
Sessions declared his campaign on Thursday in the already competitive race between Republicans and Democratic incumbent Sen. Doug Jones. Before Trump was elected attorney general, he gave up his seat in the Senate.
When asked if he would support Sessions, Trump responded that he had not made up his mind.
Trump told reporters, “Well, I haven’t gotten involved.” We’ll have to wait and see, but I saw that he spoke highly of me last night. I haven’t decided anything yet.
In a video released to his website, Sessions’ campaign appeared to make an effort to mend fences with the president, declaring that the president had his “complete support.”
I wrote a tell-all book when I left President Trump’s cabinet, right? No,” replied Sessions. Did I criticize the president on CNN? Nope. Have I mentioned the president negatively? Not once, and I’ll explain why. That would be dishonorable, to start. His objective, not mine, was the reason I was there. Second, the president has my full support and is doing a tremendous job for both America and Alabama.
Jones pulled off an unexpected triumph in 2017 by becoming the first Democrat to win a Senate contest in Alabama in 25 years following Sessions’ resignation. Republicans are considering running for the seat in 2020 to unseat a Democratic incumbent and maintain their Senate majority. The support of the president is thought to be essential for securing the job.
Sessions’ rivals in the campaign are already focusing on the president’s tense relationship with the former attorney general.
Tommy Tuberville, a candidate and former head coach at Auburn, tweeted on Wednesday that the attorney general “failed the President at his hour of most need.” In a recent campaign ad, he also attacked Sessions, branding him a “complete disaster” and an “embarrassment” to Alabama.
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