After Strange's Ala. Primary Loss, Trump Deletes Tweets

Pro-Luther Strange tweets vanished after Roy Moore win
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2017 2:11 AM CDT
Trump Deletes Pro-Strange Tweets After Primary Loss
President Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

President Trump was a vocal supporter of Alabama's Sen. Luther Strange during the Republican's primary campaign—which is something he apparently wanted to forget about as soon as Strange was defeated. After Strange lost the race to former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore on Tuesday, Trump started deleting his pro-Strange tweets, MSN reports. "Big election tomorrow in the Great State of Alabama. Vote for Senator Luther Strange, tough on crime & border — will never let you down!" read one of the deleted tweets, which were preserved by ProPublica.

"Luther Strange has been shooting up in the Alabama polls since my endorsement. Finish the job - vote today for 'Big Luther,'" read another deleted tweet. Older pro-Strange tweets from Trump, who appeared at a Strange campaign rally Friday, were left intact, the Hill reports. Before Strange's loss, Trump-backed candidates had been 5-0 in special elections during his presidency, TPM notes. "Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama," Trump tweeted Tuesday night. "Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race." (With Steve Bannon among Moore's supporters, the race was likened to a Republican "civil war.")

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