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Trump Campaign Tells Jeff Sessions To Move On — ‘Do Not Support Your Efforts’

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Henry Rodgers Senior Congressional Correspondent
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President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign on Tuesday sent a letter to Jeff Sessions, asking him to stop using the president’s name in his advertisements and telling him that the president does not support his bid for Senate.

“The Trump campaign has learned that your U.S. Senate campaign is circulating mailers like the one I have enclosed, in which you misleadingly promote your connections to and ‘support’ of President Trump,” the Trump campaign’s chief operating officer, Michael Glassner, wrote in the letter, obtained by the New York Times.

“We only assume your campaign is doing this to confuse President Trump’s loyal supporters in Alabama into believing the president supports your candidacy in the upcoming primary runoff election. Nothing could be further from the truth.” The letter states that Trump “unambiguously endorse Tommy Tuberville,” and that “President Trump and his campaign do not support your efforts to return to the U.S. Senate.”

President Donald Trump (C) put his hand on the shoulder of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) after introducing him before Sessions’s swearing in ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House February 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sessions, who was expected to win the primary, served as a U.S. senator in Alabama from Jan. 3, 1997, to Feb. 8, 2017. He then accepted a job as the attorney general and resigned from the position Nov. 7, 2018. (RELATED: Top Democratic Official In Alabama Says Sen. Doug Jones Is ‘A Racist’)

Sessions will take on the former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville in a runoff election, setting up a run against current Democratic Alabama Sen. Doug Jones.

Trump endorsed Truberville in March, saying “Tommy was a terrific head football coach at Auburn University. He is a REAL LEADER who will never let MAGA/KAG, or our Country, down!”