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Friday, September 29, 2017

Trump ‘Embarassed and Pissed’ by Strange Endorsement Mistake

Multiple reports Wednesday cited White House sources claiming President Donald Trump is “embarrassed” over the outcome of Tuesday’s Alabama U.S. Senate election and understands he made a mistake in endorsing, along with Chamber of Commerce and Republican leadership, Luther Strange over Judge Roy Moore.

Trump “knew [endorsing Strange] was a mistake but one he was willing to make because Luther was loyal,” a senior White House official told CNN. A person familiar with his mindset said the President went to bed “embarrassed and pissed.”

Reportedly, Stephen K. Bannon, Breitbart News executive chairman and, until recently, Trump’s own White House chief strategist, was a particular focus of the president’s anger over Roy Moore’s landslide victory. Bannon pulled out all the stops to rally pro-Moore forces in the closing days of the campaign, making multiple TV appearances, and working to bring a team of populist-nationalist all-stars to the Yellowhammer state for Moore, including former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, ex-UKIP leader Nigel “Mr. Brexit” Farage, Duck Commander founder Phil Robertson, and fellow ex-White House adviser Dr. Sebastian Gorka.

Gorka also emphasized that supporting Moore was a loyal move for Trump supporters like him. He told Fox News’s Brett Baier on Friday:

"The president has gone with the forces of the establishment on this one candidate. But guess what happens – when Judge Moore wins on Tuesday, it will strengthen the president, because now he’ll be able to go to the establishment GOP – to the swamp dwellers and say, ‘Hey guys, we are back on my agenda. This wasn’t worth it.’

Despite his reported frustrations with the defeat of his chosen candidate, Trump appeared Tuesday to have come around to Gorka’s way of thinking on the matter..



Anonymous said...

He's not one bit embarrassed and knows he didn't make a mistake. He was paying back Strange which he said he was doing. He also said in so many words that he would be happy if Moore won too. Short of saying why he was there (payback) he really didn't say much else about Strange. It was more of a MAGA pep rally.

Anonymous said...

Privately, President Trump is neither embarrassed nor pissed. It was a strategic move by President Trump to endorse Strange, as Strange is a current sitting US senator until the end of 2017. An endorsement for Moore could have alienated Strange in any potential senate votes Trump might need in 2017.

Another brilliant move by President Trump.

Anonymous said...

Just like Strange, Trump will lose if he seeks reelection.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...

Just like Strange, Trump will lose if he seeks reelection.

September 29, 2017 at 7:26 PM"

Don't be so sure. The democrats keep it up with their nonsense-the NFL, Dr Seuss is racist!!!! and the President or any Republican candidate won't even have to campaign.