Trump Trashes Jeff Sessions
By: Donald V. Watkins
© Copyrighted and Published on March 5, 2020
Early Wednesday morning, President Donald J. Trump thrashed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, again. The President commented about Sessions' second place finish in the Alabama Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat once held by Sessions. Trump tweeted this message to his followers:
"This is what happens to someone who loyally got appointed Attorney general of the United States & then doesn't have the wisdom or courage to stare down & end the phony Russia Witch Hunt. Recuses himself on FIRST DAY in office, and the Mueller Scam begins!"
Sessions faces a March 31, 2020 runoff against former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, who finished in 1st place. Tuberville, a newcomer to politics, led Tuesday's vote with 32.24%, while Sessions garnered 31.15% of the vote. The remaining votes were split between U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne (26.76%) and Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (6.98%).
Sessions defended himself Wednesday in a news release by his spokesperson stating,"[Sessions] says they had a disagreement and he still loves Donald Trump." Sessions' characterized his desertion of Trump on the partisan battlefield in Washington during the Robert Mueller criminal investigation as a simple "disagreement."
Mueller's grand jury probe was part of an unsuccessful coup d'etat initiated by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, several disgruntled White House staffers, a handful of disloyal cabinet members, and other administration officials to overthrow Trump's presidency. Sessions was a willing participant in the coup d'etat and, as Attorney General, played a pivotal role in the coup throughout 2017 and 2018.
Trump has made it clear over the last three years that he has absolutely no use for Jeff Sessions in Washington, or elsewhere. The President has berated and belittled Sessions publicly on numerous occasions.
Trump views Jeff Sessions as a "field general" who deserted his commander-in-chief during the heat of battle. Sessions has tried to overcome the President's profound disdain for him by becoming a cheerleader for Trump. The President wants and needs political soldiers who are willing to stand with him and fight. He does not need political cheerleaders in key positions.