Trump Humiliated By His Own Party After Roy Moore Defeats Luther Strange

Posted September 28, 2017

Mr Trump offered his own congratulations to Mr Moore, urging him in a tweet to "WIN in Dec!"

Meanwhile Strange pledged his support for the President, issuing a statement that read, "Tomorrow I will go back to work with President Trump and do all I can to advance his agenda over the next few weeks".

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Moore addressed his victory on Tuesday night, tweeting, "Conservative victory has come to #ALSEN!"

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Moore now faces Democratic nominee Doug Jones in a December general election in the race to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Moore was twice elected chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and twice removed from those duties.

Luther Strange in Alabama's Republican primary runoff last night.

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'If his opponent wins, I'm going to be here campaigning like hell for him'.

Roy Moore, a bombastic evangelical Christian, had 58 percent of the vote compared to Strange's 42 percent as of 10:10 p.m. ET (1410 GMT), according to the Alabama Secretary of State's office.

Odd thanked Mr. Trump for taking a chance on him. Of the figures of the "trumpisme" supporting judge Moore, starting with Steve Bannon, ex-advisor to the president ousted in August from the White House.

Throughout the campaign, Mr Moore argued the election was an opportunity to send a message to the "elite Washington establishment" that he said was trying to influence the race.

The president congratulated Moore on his defeat of Luther Strange, who Trump had aggressively endorsed, in a phone call and on Twitter.

Moore vowed to fight for the people of Alabama, and thanked them for their support. But aides to the president prevailed upon him to go, citing his vast popularity in the state he dominated in the 2016 Republican primary and general election.

In a 2015 interview Moore himself refused to say whether he supports gay people being put to death.

Bannon contended that Kushner pushed Trump to endorse unusual in order to please McConnell, according to the Alabama source.