Trump supporters, pundits, and other elected Republicans are wondering how Donald Trump will react to Sessions’ attempt at a second act in public office.
And now Jeff Sessions made this stunning 2020 admission that Donald Trump couldn’t believe.
When Sessions entered the race for his old Senate seat, Sessions joined a crowded field.
Five other Republicans were vying for the right to take on Democrat Senator Doug Jones next November.
Donald Trump carried Alabama by over 20 points in 2016 and the President retains sky high approval ratings with Alabama voters.
Those two factors make Jones the most vulnerable incumbent running for re-election in either party this election cycle and makes the Republican nomination a prize worth its weight in gold since whoever emerges as the GOP candidate stands a strong chance of winning a Senate seat they can keep as long as they like.
Sessions served as Alabama’s junior Senator from 1997 to 2017 and was the first member of the Senate to endorse Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign.
The bet paid off when Trump won and named Sessions as his Attorney General.
But Trump quickly soured on Sessions when Sessions caved to fake news media pressure and recused himself from the Russian collusion investigations after Deep State leaks about his contacts with the Russian Ambassador while Sessions was still a Senator surfaced.
Sessions’ recusal allowed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint Robert Mueller as special counsel which prolonged the Russian collusion hoax for another two years.
When Sessions announced he was running for his old Senate seat, the immediate question was how would Donald Trump react?
President Trump routinely blasted Sessions on social media while Sessions served as Attorney General and demanded Sessions’ resignation after the midterm elections.
Sessions worked overtime to at least keep neutral in the race by making the rounds on Fox News and reaffirming his loyalty to the President.
If Trump endorsed another candidate in the race that would prove fatal to Sessions’ comeback hopes.
In 2018, Trump lifted longshot candidates to victory in GOP primaries just by endorsing them on Twitter.
In addition to his media tour, Sessions also tried to show strength through polling data that he was the top candidate in the field.
Sessions released his campaign’s internal polling that showed him leading the field with 44 percent followed by former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville at 21 percent and Congressman Bradley Byrne with 14 percent.
If no candidate clears 50 percent of the vote in the primary, then the top two candidates advance to a runoff.
While Sessions intended to show strength, the internal polling data highlighted the challenges facing Sessions.
Sessions was a popular four-term Senator that ran uncontested for re-election in 2014.
The Sessions campaign poll showing him with 44 percent of the vote – well below the runoff threshold – shows how much damage Trump’s attacks on Sessions for disloyalty degraded Sessions’ standing in Alabama.
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