President Trump offered a congratulatory tweet to Roy Moore, who beat the Trump-backed incumbent candidate Luther Strange in the GOP Senate primary in Alabama.
First, he sent out a tweet that mistakenly indicated the general election was in November (it is actually December 12th):
He then deleted the tweet and provided the following corrected one:
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
“Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama,” Trump tweeted. “Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race. Roy, WIN in Dec!”
There was an intense divide among Trump voters as the president sided with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to back Strange while staunch supporters like Steve Bannon, Sarah Palin, HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, and Dr. Sebastian Gorka all endorsed Strange’s challenger to fill the Senate seat that was previously left behind by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
UPDATE: It appears this wasn’t the only tweet President Trump was deleting tonight. He deleted two tweets sent early this morning urging Alabama to vote for Luther Strange.
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