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Trump on Moore Loss: “I was right”

Trump called that Moore wasn’t his guy and did not have what it takes.

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By Jason Patterson | USA

President Donald Trump signed on to his Twitter account and stated the following,

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!

Trump heavily supported Strange throughout the Alabama primary. He traveled along county to county in the state to surrogate alongside him, something Trump never technically did for Moore in the state of Alabama.

When Jones won Trump congratulated  Democrat Doug Jones on winning “a hard-fought victory.”

“The Write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win,” Trump tweeted less than an hour after most news organizations had made the call Jones would win.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told CNN that while results are not yet certified, it is “highly unlikely” Jones will not be the winner of the Senate race. On Tuesday, a source close to the White House said that Moore loss, “is an earthquake” and “devastating” for the President, who endorsed Moore on Twitter and rallied for him at a campaign event just across state lines.
The Alabama special election also came at an extraordinary moment in American political life — with allegations against Moore coinciding with an awakening over sexual harassment against women in politics, the media, and entertainment.
The question must now be whether the force of that movement begins to reshape politics itself ahead of the midterms next year and Trump’s re-election race in 2020, and can we really trust claims without evidence. If it wasn’t for these allegations Moore would have won in a landslide and the GOP would keep its seat. Will politicians in the future use sexual assault claims to gain support?
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