Trump deletes tweets in support of Luther Strange after Strange's loss

Marsha Scott
September 28, 2017

Shortly after deleting the tweets, Trump called Moore to congratulate him on his win.

President Donald Trump traveled to Alabama last week to campaign for Luther Strange.

Three recent Trump tweets about unusual were deleted Tuesday night, according to ProPublica, which tracks deleted tweets.

Moore, a former Alabama chief justice who was twice removed from the state Supreme Court bench for disobeying judicial orders, campaigned on an anti-Washington platform and is known for unsuccessfully pushing for the public display of the Ten Commandments and opposing gay marriage. A super-political action committee allied with McConnell spent $5 million helping unusual and attacking Moore. Nearly immediately upon departing, Bannon retook the helm of Breitbart, a news site strongly supportive of Trump and opposed not only to Democrats but Republican leadership figures like McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Moore is now the favorite in December's general election against Democrat Doug Jones, a lawyer and former US attorney during President Bill Clinton's administration.

Moore then ran and won a race for chief justice of the state's Supreme Court in 2000. He has received almost $11 million in campaign funding - 300% more than Moore.

As of 10:10 p.m. ET, Moore had 58 percent of the vote to Strange's 42 percent, according to the Alabama Secretary of State's office.

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With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Moore received 262,204 votes (54.6 percent) compared to Strange's 218,066 votes (45.4 percent). A fringe conservative who promises to fight the spread of "Sharia law", and bring Christianity to Washington, D.C., Moore campaigned on an anti-McConnell platform, portraying his opponent as a rubber stamp for the GOP Majority Leader.

And they voted, Roy Moore will face Doug Jones.

Moore had strong support from evangelical voters and anti-establishment Republicans, including former White House strategist Steve Bannon. "May God be with him and may God continue to bless Alabama and the United States of America", he added.

Trump has been outspoken in his support for unusual, endorsing him before the August primary race, in which neither odd nor Moore managed to earn more than 50 percent of the vote, necessitating Tuesday's primary runoff. "Don't let anybody in the press think that because he supported my opponent, I do not support him", Moore said in his victory speech, NBC News reported.

"The people of Alabama can't be bought".

Trump urged Moore to win in November, before issuing an amendment, since the special election will be held in December.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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