Trump-Sessions feud jolts Alabama Senate primary

July 27, 2017

Jeff SessionsThe Republican candidates vying for Jeff Sessions’ old Senate seat in Alabama have portrayed themselves as staunch allies of both the attorney general and President Trump.

But just three weeks before the primary, the president’s repeated attacks on Sessions are complicating the race – in a conservative state where both Trump and Sessions remain enormously popular, and candidates can’t afford to alienate either man’s supporters.

“The wise move in Alabama is to stand with the one from your state, the senator that was so very, very popular, who walked away from a job that would have been his for life if he wanted it,” advised Sean Sullivan, a conservative radio host in Mobile.

Sessions was the first senator to endorse Trump and became one of his most loyal and high-profile surrogates during the presidential campaign. But their relationship has frayed, with Trump expressing his irritation in recent days over Sessions’ recusal from the Russia meddling investigation.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Humble Servant says:

    Why can’t they be on the side of both men? You need to understand that politics is not for the faint of heart. If you are going to be working with Trump and you think for a minute you are not going to see his wrath you are living in a fairy tail book. Donald Trump did not make it to were he is today without being a tough character and working extremely hard to achieve it. Jeff Sessions is a good man but Trump wants more from him. When you stop saying woo me in your head and figure out how to achieve what Trump has set forth things will become cordial again. This has Trumps name on it and he was given this right by the people that voted for him. Pull your chair up to the table and get to work. And as far as for the media, don’t let them shape your thinking about these two good men. They both deserve our respect….

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      Great comment, totally agree!!

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