- President Donald Trump and his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions exchanged barbs on Twitter all weekend.
- On Saturday evening, Trump asked Sessions to "get out of the race" for Alabama's Senate seat, saying its decision to withdraw from the Russia investigation had "ruined many lives."
- On Friday, sessions hit Trump and said, "Your personal feelings don't determine who chooses Alabama as a senator, what the people of Alabama do."
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President Donald Trump continued a roughly 24-hour Twitter spit with his former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, accusing him of "ruining many lives" for deciding to withdraw from the Russia investigation.
"Jeff, you had your chance and you missed it. On the first day you apologized (you never told me about a problem) and ran into the mountains. You didn't have the courage and ruined many lives," Trump tweeted on Saturday night. "The dirty cops and others were caught by bigger and stronger people than you. Hopefully this slime pays a high … price."
He continued: "You should get out of the race and pray that the super liberal (Senator Doug Jones) … will be badly beaten."
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2020
Had sessions the day before hit Trump in a tweet After Trump asked Alabama voters: "Don't trust Jeff Sessions."
Trump has supported the rival of sessions in the runoff election of the GOP Senate in Alabama, Tommy Tuberville.
"Look, I know your anger, but the rejection was required by law. I did my duty and you're very lucky," tweeted sessions on Friday evening in response to one of Trump's tweets. "It protected the rule of law and relieved you. Your personal feelings don't determine who chooses Alabama as a senator, what the people of Alabama do."
Trump has long complained about sessions and his decision to reuse himself – and even beaten him up publicly when Sessions was still Attorney General.
Trump ousted sessions in November 2018, but Sessions continued to praise Trump's agenda and campaigned for a platform to support him.
The primary outflow between sessions and Tuberville was originally planned for March, but it was delayed until July due to the corona virus.