Trump had tweeted that Sessions was a “disaster” while offering support for Alabama Republican Tommy Tuberville, who’s running against Sessions for the Senate seat he held for decades before entering the Trump administration. “Jeff Sessions is a disaster who has let us all down. We don’t want him back in Washington!” Trump wrote.

“I’ve taken the road less travelled,” Sessions responded Saturday on Twitter. “Not sought fame or fortune. My honor and integrity are far more important than these juvenile insults. Your scandal ridden candidate is too cowardly to debate. As you know, Alabama does not take orders from Washington.”