Donald Trump’s establishment pick for the Alabama Senate election came in second to enter the runoff. Look how badly he’s losing in the runoff!
FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, right, the president pro tempore of the Senate, administers the oath to new Alabama Republican Sen. Luther Strange, joined by his wife, Melissa, during a re-enactment ceremony at the Capitol in Washington. Strange, appointed last year by the state’s former governor and backed by Republican establishment, faces multiple challengers including Congressman Mo Brooks and former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in a GOP primary. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Donald Trump could have chosen to back Roy Moore, who won the primary first round. He could also have followed Sean Hannity who (shockingly) backed the conservative Mo Brooks. Instead, Donald Trump read from Mitch McConnell’s cue cards and backed the establishment lapdog Luther Strange:
Luther Strange of the Great State of Alabama has my endorsement. He is strong on Border & Wall, the military, tax cuts & law enforcement.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017
Senator Luther Strange, who is doing a great job for the people of Alabama, will be on @foxandfriends at 7:15. Tough on crime, borders etc.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2017
Trump was unable to carry Strange to a victory, and the incumbent finished in second in the primary. In the runoff between Strange and Moore, the Trump endorsement has turned to poison as Opinion Savvy has Strange down 18 points, 50-32, behind Moore!
Makes you wonder just how much trouble Kelli Ward is in.