Trump's Take on Alabama: I Knew It

Tweets that he knew Roy Moore couldn't win
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2017 9:00 AM CST
Trump's Take on Alabama: I Knew It
In this Dec. 12, 2017, photo, President Trump speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump ended his night by congratulating Doug Jones, and began his morning by tweeting that he essentially knew Jones would be the victor. "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," he tweeted. "I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!" Politico scratched its head at the "deck was stacked against" Moore part, noting Alabama ranks as one of America's most conservative states and hasn't voted a Democrat into the Senate since 1992 (the last time it went Democrat for president was 1976).

The Hill reports Trump wasn't the only one to react to the Moore news by tweeting about Strange. In what it calls a "rare tweet," Matt Drudge wrote: "Luther Strange would have won in a landslide... Just too much crazy in nerve racking times. There IS a limit!" In a second tweet, Trump offered his Alabama takeaway: "If last night's election proved anything, it proved that we need to put up GREAT Republican candidates to increase the razor thin margins in both the House and Senate." (More President Trump stories.)

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