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Roy Moore Won't Like These Trump Tweets

President says former judge 'cannot win' Alabama Senate seat
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2019 10:15 AM CDT
Roy Moore speaks at a rally in Fairhope, Ala., on Sept. 25, 2017.   (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

(Newser) – Failed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore teased a rematch with Sen. Doug Jones on Tuesday before getting knocked down a peg by former supporter President Trump. "I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and ... wanted him to win. But he didn't, and probably won't," Trump said in a tweet, per the Washington Post. In a second, the president said the former Alabama state Supreme Court chief justice "cannot win, and the consequences will be devastating" since the winner will hold the seat for six years, not just two as with Democrat Jones, who filled the seat vacated by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a December 2017 special election.

"If Alabama does not elect a Republican to the Senate in 2020, many of the incredible gains that we have made during my Presidency may be lost, including our Pro-Life victories," Trump wrote. "If you actually care about #MAGA more than your own ego, it's time to ride off into the sunset," added Donald Trump Jr., who said Moore was "literally the only candidate who could lose a GOP seat in pro-Trump, pro-USA ALABAMA." Per NBC News, Moore had said he would beat Jones if he ran again, despite decades-old sexual misconduct allegations. A fundraising email signed by Moore's wife notes Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was able to "survive" such allegations, per the Post. (Read more Roy Moore stories.)

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