Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who often served as President Donald Trump's whipping boy during his tenure at the Department of Justice, tried putting on a brave face on Wednesday after Trump prominently snubbed his Senate campaign and endorsed his opponent.
Hours after Trump endorsed rival candidate Tommy Tuberville for the Alabama Senate race, Sessions sent out a tweet brushing off the president's opinion as irrelevant.
"I'm one of the architects of the Trump agenda -- I’ve always supported it and always will," Sessions wrote. "Nothing the President can do will deter me from supporting this agenda, because my principles, just like my faith, are fundamental to who I am and immovable. We are Alabama. Nobody tells us how to vote or what to do."
Despite Sessions's fighting words, however, Trump's endorsement of Tuberville is widely seen as an epic humiliation, especially after Sessions aggressively sucked up to the president in an effort to win his favor.
Given this, the former attorney general was swiftly buried in mockery -- check out some reactions below.
@jeffsessions Have some dignity, man!— Chuck (@Chuck)1583939721.0
@EDoggTheRed @jeffsessions I think it's the racist part that's his favorite— caki like khaki (@caki like khaki)1583940454.0
@jeffsessions Just curious - was torturing children to make white supremacists happy based on your principles, your faith, or both?— Scott Shuchart 👨🏻💻 (@Scott Shuchart 👨🏻💻)1583939786.0
@jeffsessions This is embarrassing. Good lord Senator, salvage what dignity you have left.— Chris D. Jackson (@Chris D. Jackson)1583939673.0
@jeffsessions This is just getting weird and masochistic at this point.— Arkenor (@Arkenor)1583939506.0
@jeffsessions Today’s example of Stockholm Syndrome. 👆🏻👆🏻— Lynn R Schrader (@Lynn R Schrader)1583940054.0
@jeffsessions Now you're just embarrassing yourself 😜— SandraB (@SandraB)1583939260.0
@jeffsessions He's never going to love you.— Concerned Citizen (@Concerned Citizen)1583942096.0
@jeffsessions Stick to cookies https://t.co/s3ct6Ubbzo— Sheila (@Sheila)1583940454.0
@jeffsessions That's quite an epitaph you just wrote.— Utah Girl Chronicles 🌼🌺🦋💐🖌️☮️🌊 Support Writers (@Utah Girl Chronicles 🌼🌺🦋💐🖌️☮️🌊 Support Writers)1583941242.0