Trump Endorses Tommy Tuberville Over Jeff Sessions In Alabama Senate Race

On Tuesday, President Trump endorsed former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville in his Alabama runoff election against Jeff Sessions, which is very bad news for Trump’s former attorney general as he attempts to get back into the Senate.

“Coach Tommy Tuberville, a winner, has my Complete and Total Endorsement. I love Alabama!” President Trump tweeted.

Trump also praised Tuberville as a “terrific head football coach at Auburn University” and a “REAL LEADER who will never let MAGA/KAG, or our Country, down!”

Tuberville thanked the President in a tweet of his own, saying he was “Looking forward to helping you drain the swamp and #KAG!”

Sessions and Tuberville will be on the ticket in a runoff election on March 31 after no candidate received 50% of the vote in last week’s GOP primary.

They were the top two vote-getters in the primary, with roughly 33% and 32% of the vote, respectively.

President Trump had remained neutral in the race leading up to the primary.

But as the Hill reported, his endorsement on Tuesday could deal a fatal blow to Sessions’s campaign for his old Senate seat, which he vacated when he joined the president’s Cabinet as attorney general.

President Trump repeatedly excoriated Sessions over his decision to recuse himself from overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. He urged Sessions to unrecuse himself, and described him as a “total disaster” and “an embarrassment to the great state of Alabama.”

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