Yes, Trump deleted his previous tweets endorsing “Big Luther Strange.” Why he would choose to delete these tweets and not any of truly total batshit crazy tweets over the years, is open for speculation. why are these so important?
It is clear that Mitch McConnell orchestrated Trump’s endorsement in the first place. I can imagine a deranged lunatic like Roy Moore is preferable to Trump, but surely McConnell pointed out to Trump that, as it is, nothing is getting done in the senate and adding another extremist certainly isn’t going to positively affect that.
There followed a lukewarm endorsement at best, as noted by the transcription of a section of Trump’s speech that I previously typed up, which is a testament to how loyalty works as far as Trump is concerned (clue-it’s entirely a one way street).
“We have to be loyal in life. You know, there’s something called loyalty…with these fump[sic]. And I could have made a mistake and I’ll be honest. I might have made a mistake. Because, you know, here’s the story. If Luther doesn’t win, they’re not going to say we picked up 25 points in a very short period of time. They’re going to say, <authoritative voice>“Donald Trump, the President of the United States, was unable to pull his candidate… across the line. It is a terrible, terrible moment for Trump. This is total embarrassment.” I mean these are bad people. And by the way, both good men, both good men. And you know what, and I told Luther, I have to say this.
If his opponent win’s, I’m going to be here campaigning like hell for him. But, I have to say this, and you understand this, just look at the polls. Luther will definitely win. No. You know what I’m saying. Roy has a very good chance of not winning…in the general election. It’s all about the general, don’t forget we don’t stop here. You have an election coming up the day this is over, so this is over on Tuesday, on Wednesday morning, the new race begins. You gotta beat a Democrat. Luther’s gonna win easily and Roy’s gonna have a hard time winning, but I will be backing him if he wins. I will be backing him, ok? I’ll tell you that.”
Now, how Strange came to be in the Senate is a story in itself. He was Attorney General, in Alabama and at the time was investigating his own Governor Robert Bentley (now former Governor as part of his plea deal), for corruption. He was appointed into the vacated seat of that genteel, segregationist Jeff Sessions by the Governor, who noted of what benefit it would be to himself to get Strange out of state government.
For Trump, it was a mistake. Not a mistake of political miscalculation, but a mistake of conscience, however dark and twisted that might be. Now, having deleted the tweets, Trump is back on the straight and narrow as far as he is concerned and fully endorsing of this brimstone-and-fire, ultra conservative, maniac Roy Moore. This guy waving his gun around at a press conference…this guy whose bible-laden, garble mouthed acceptance speech is concerning not just to liberals, but to senate republicans alike. He can challenge Trump for incoherent, word-salad speeches. Here’s a segment from his acceptance speech (5:12):
“[sic]I believe we can make America great, but we must make America good and you cannot make America good without acknowledging the sovereign source of that goodness…the sovereign sauce of our law, liberty and government, which is all-mighty God. We have become a nation that is distanced ourselves from the very foundation. Washington said, what eh dep of all the dispositions and habits which lead political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensible ta sports. We’ve got to recognize that we’ve been separated by something that separates the church es state doesn’t stand for. It doesn’t separates us from God. Nothing can separate us from God. [sic]”
watch the whole thing if you’re down for some creepy, good ol’ fashioned sermonizin’.
what the hell is going on down in Alabama?