Trump: I Initially Endorsed Strange in Alabama Because Moore Wouldn’t Be Able to Win General Election

Donald Trump at rally for Luther Strange in Alabama / Getty images


President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning tweeted about Democrat Doug Jones' special election victory in Alabama and took shots at Republican candidate Roy Moore.

Trump congratulated Jones on Tuesday night, and early the next morning, said he was right in predicting Moore wouldn't be able to win the general election.

Trump endorsed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange (R., Ala.) in his primary runoff against Moore, but Moore, the candidate backed by former White House strategist Steve Bannon, prevailed.

Trump then endorsed Moore in the weeks before the Dec. 12 election while Moore faced allegations of past sexual misconduct.

Trump added later Wednesday morning that the Republican Party needs to have "GREAT" candidates in order to win more seats and increase the Republican majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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