"When faced with supporting POTUS or running scared, Jeff Sessions chose the easy way out and recused himself".
Trump said that Sessions "let our country down" by deciding to recuse himself from the investigation.
The back-and-forth weekend explosion between Trump and Sessions is somewhat of a pivot for Sessions who, on Thursday, repeatedly praised the president and his "America First" agenda during a phone call with the Mobile County Republican executive committee.
Sessions' claim otherwise was consistent with that of Trump and his supporters.More news: You Can Now Get Wheelchair Accessibility Information Prominently on Google Maps
Sessions responded: "Look, I know your anger, but recusal was required by law".
'Where was he when Donald Trump needed him?' Sessions asked earlier this year.
Sessions resigned on November 7, 2018, the day after the national mid-term elections, at Trump's request.
Sessions fired back at Trump, arguing his recusal was justified and characterizing Trump as having been "damn fortunate" for the recusal. But because Tuberville did not attract support from an outright majority, he will face Sessions - the No. 2 finisher in March - in the July runoff.
"Your personal feelings don't dictate who Alabama picks as their senator, the people of Alabama do", he continued. Alternately, Sessions accused Tuberville of hiding something after he missed a recent filing deadline for financial disclosures.More news: Number of Covid-19 cases worldwide passes 'tragic milestone' of five million
Sessions later alleged Tuberville is "too afraid to debate me". He says you're wrong on China and trade.
He is now running in the Republican primary to contest his old seat, which the Republicans lost to the Democrat Doug Jones in December 2017 after nominating Roy Moore, a hardline judge who spoke favourably of Vladimir Putin but was accused of, and denied, sexual misconduct involving women as young as 14.
"Sessions should have never recused himself", Trump said in a July 2017 New York Times interview. He wants to bring in even more foreign workers to take American jobs.
Trump has backed Tuberville, in large part because he is still angry that Sessions stepped away from the Russian Federation case in early 2017, and shortly after special counsel Robert S. Mueller III was appointed to take over the investigation. That's not your agenda and it's not mine or Alabama's. Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville meets his supporters at Auburn Oaks Farm around 10 p.m. Tuberville said that voters knew where senators - like Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Josh Hawley of Missouri - stood on issues "before they got into the U.S. Senate".More news: Autistic boy, 9, found dead after kidnapping from Home Depot parking lot