Don’t lose an election and expect President Trump to leave his Twitter endorsement left untouched. Shortly after being trounced by Judge Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate primary, President Trump deleted three pro-Luther Strange tweets. That has got to hurt.
The Hill reports:
President Trump on Tuesday apparently began deleting his tweets supporting Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in Alabama’s Senate primary after Strange lost the race to former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore.
Trump had tweeted about Strange several times in the days leading up to the primary, including the day of, but those tweets had disappeared as of Tuesday night.
The deleted tweets included those he sent the night before the election and the day of the race. A project from ProPublica documents the deleted tweets.
“Big election tomorrow in the Great State of Alabama. Vote for Senator Luther Strange, tough on crime & border — will never let you down!” read one of the deleted tweets.
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Following the results, President Trump tweeted his support for Moore.
“Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama. Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race. Roy, WIN in Dec!”
Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama. Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race. Roy, WIN in Dec!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017
Judge Moore rode his horse to the polling station today.
He pulled a pistol out on stage during his Tuesday speech.
During his Friday night rally, Trump told the crowd he may have made a mistake and will campaign “like hell” for Judge Roy Moore if he wins the primary.
President Trump: I might have made a mistake. I’ll be honest, I might have made a mistake because you know, here’s a story. If Luther doesn’t win they’re not going to say we picked up 25 points in a very short period of time. They’re going to say, “Donald Trump, the president of the United States, was unable to pull his candidate across the line. It is a terrible, terrible moment for Trump. This is total embarrassment.” I mean these are bad people. And, by the way, both good men. And you know what, I told Luther I had to say this, if his opponent wins, I’m going to be here campaigning like hell for him.
That was not the ringing endorsement Senator Strange was hoping for.