Trump infuriated after backing Alabama loser

  • Trump infuriated after backing Alabama loser

Trump infuriated after backing Alabama loser

County Councilman Michael Peroutka was on stage with Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore Tuesday night as he celebrated victory in a special election against President Donald Trump-backed Republican and incumbent candidate Luther Strange.

In one now-deleted Tweet, the president said Mr Strange "will never let you down!" according to news website ProPublica, which documents Mr Trump's posts.

'Given Roy Moore's track record of flouting laws and attacking the civil rights of LGBTQ people across our state, we already know he won't stand up for all Alabamians when it matters most, ' said Eva Kendrick, the Human Rights Campaign Alabama state director.

While Strange is also opposed to LGBT rights, Moore's views on the subject are extreme.

"Trump can try to erase his support of odd, but under the Presidential Records Act, all his tweets must be archived (we're suing over it)", the nonprofit wrote on Tuesday.

Since before 2000, Alabama voters have decisively chosen the Republican candidates, US attorney general Jeff Sessions and current senior senator Richard Shelby, by more than 20 points.

Ousted presidential adviser Stephen Bannon is touting the GOP primary victory of Roy Moore as the start of a populist "revolution" against the Republican establishment. Sounds like a really great guy who ran a fantastic race.

Alabama's U.S. Senate primary.

Roy Moore, the bombastic evangelical Christian who was twice ousted as Alabama's chief justice, has beaten Sen.

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Trump's approach to LGBT issues may not be the same as Moore's, but still is filled with anti-LGBT actions. In terms of policy, he's no different than Luther Strange or any other Republican in the Senate.

Moore, a former Chief Justice for Alabama's Supreme Court, ended up beating odd in a primary by almost 10 percent.

The president had tweeted support for him at least 10 times. "Tomorrow I will go back to work with President Trump and do all I can to advance his agenda over the next few weeks".

After returns were reported from Alabama on Tuesday, Trump removed several pro-Strange statements from his Twitter feed. The race will be decided next month, when Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones. Alabama has not elected a Democrat to the Senate in a quarter of a century.