Trump Won’t Endorse Jeff Sessions for Now


Meanwhile on Saturday, Trump was spotted at a collegiate football game in Sessions' home state of Alabama with Bradley Byrne, who represents Alabama's First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives and is Sessions' opponent in the Senate primary race.

"Each of us has served in the United States Senate with Jeff Sessions", the senators said in a letter.

When Jeff Sessions announced Thursday night that he planned to run for his old Senate seat in 2020, he had a very simple message to convey: He still really, really likes Donald Trump.

"This was a hostage tape", Cecil said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", adding that Sessions was practically begging Trump not to say bad things about him.

Trump and First Lady Melania Trump flew in to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to attend the University of Alabama v. Louisiana State University football game Saturday afternoon. He nearly immediately ran afoul of President Trump by recusing himself from the investigation into whether the president colluded with Russians ahead of the 2016 election.

But the president soured on Sessions after he recused himself from an investigation into Russian Federation interference in the 2016 election. I would have quickly picked someone else.

Trump was also booed while he attended the UFC fight at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 2. "So much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined ...and Sessions knew better than most that there was No Collusion!"

It remains unknown how Trump's repeated criticism of his former attorney general would influence a Sessions campaign.

Sessions has rarely appeared in public since leaving the Trump administration.

Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III said, "Just for him even wanting to come to this game, it just shows, like I said, the magnitude of the game". "He is relentlessly and actually honoring the promises he made to the American people".

"When I left President Trump's cabinet, did I write a tell-all book? No".

What Trump might do or say about his former attorney general was a closely watched development as Sessions upended the GOP primary with his last-minute entry. Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, the party's 2017 nominee during the special election to the Senate, did not attend.

Days later, the president was once-again booed at Nationals stadium during the final game of the World Series, which he was not present for, when a pro-Trump campaign ad was played during a commercial break. Did I go on CNN and attack the president? "I was there for the Trump agenda every day I was in the Senate - no doubt about it".

"And I'll tell you why: First, that would be dishonorable. Second, the President is doing a great job for America and Alabama, and he has my strong support".