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Sessions, Trump Clash as Alabama Senate Runoff Looms

Jeff Sessions and his former boss, President Donald Trump, clashed anew on Saturday, just days before voters decide whether to give Sessions his U.S. Senate seat back.

Trump, a Republican, is endorsing former college football coach Tommy Tuberville for the seat. Tuberville is running against Sessions in the Republican primary runoff; the winner will face Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) in the general election.

The president said in a statement Saturday morning that theres a big vote coming up on Tuesday before urging voters to choose Tuberville.

While the ex-coach “is a winner who will never let you down,” Sessions “is a disaster who has let us all down” Trump charged.

“We dont want him back in Washington!” he added.

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Tommy Tuberville speaks to his supporters at Auburn Oaks Farm in Notasulga, Ala., March 3, 2020. (Joe Songer/ via AP)

Sessions responded to Trump, saying: “Ive taken the road less travelled. Not sought fame or fortune. My honor and integrity are far more important than these juvenile insults.”

“Your scandal ridden candidate is too cowardly to debate. As you know, Alabama does not take orders from Washington,” Sessions said.

He also shared a missive from Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), who told Trump he was wrong and that the election is up to the people of Alabama.

Tuberville, who has reveled in Trumps support, thanked the president. “Together we are going to fire @JeffSessions once and for all and send @DougJones packing!” the political newcomer wrote on Twitter.

The GOP primary in March ended with no candidate receiving a majority of the votes. Both Sessions and Tuberville drew about 32 percent, leading to the July 14 runoff.

Trump officially endorsed Tuberville the next week.

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Jeff Sessions talks with the media after voting in Alabamas state primary in Mobile, Ala., March 3, 2020. (Vasha Hunt/AP Photo)

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