President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign sent a letter to Jeff Sessions asking the former attorney general to stop using Trump’s name in his campaign for a U.S. Senate seat. 

“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 run-off election. Nothing could be further from the truth,” wrote Michael Glassner, chief operating officer of the Trump campaign, to Sessions in a letter. 

Trump has an unfavorable opinion of Session since he recused himself from the Russia investigation. He endorsed Sessions’ rival, Tommy Tuberville, for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat. 

Gail Gitcho, a senior Sessions adviser, said that Sessions “was all in on the Trump agenda before the campaign even started, and is one of the architects of it. No letter from any lawyer will change that.” She also added that “Alabamans don’t like to be told what to do.”


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“They have shown that repeatedly. Washington told them to vote for Luther Strange over Roy Moore, they disobeyed. Washington told them to vote for Roy Moore over Doug Jones, they disobeyed,” she said. “They won’t be told what to do.”

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