Talking Points Memo reports:
After Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore Tuesday night in the special election to fill a Senate seat representing Alabama, President Donald Trump reminded Twitter early Wednesday morning that he endorsed Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in the primary.
Though Trump backed Strange in the Republican primary, he was quick to jump on the Moore bandwagon during the general election. He was reportedly frustrated that he had been convinced to back Strange and quickly deleted tweets backing Strange when Moore won the primary.
The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
Reminder: Trump said during a Luther Strange rally that he may have endorsed the wrong man. And Strange’s numbers didn’t go up “mightily” https://t.co/BuY1vpRoCN
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) December 13, 2017
Trump backed Luther Strange, and he went down; then backed his bird-of-a-feather friend Roy Moore, and he just went down. Don’t fear these people. They are beatable.
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) December 13, 2017
Trump will claim he was always a Luther Strange guy. In a few weeks he will claim he never supported Roy Moore. He will say he never met him.
— (((Marcus Simon))) (@marcussimon) December 13, 2017
But will Trump delete his tweets supporting Roy Moore like he did when Luther Strange lost?
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) December 13, 2017