Thursday, December 14, 2017

Trump the blowhard UPDATE: "You just tell them and they believe you" (Roy Moore edition)

Related reading:
Trump's Revisionist History of His Role in Alabama Race.  (The New York Times, 12/13/2017)

Remarks by President Trump at Lunch with Republican Members of the Senate.  (The White House Office of the Press Secretary, 12/5/2017)
Q Mr. President, why did you decide to formally endorse Roy Moore? 
THE PRESIDENT: I think he's going to do very well. We don't want to have a liberal Democrat in Alabama, believe me. We want strong borders, we want stopping crime. We want to have the things that we represent, and we certainly don't want a liberal Democrat that's controlled by Nancy Pelosi and controlled by Chuck Schumer. We don't want to have that for Alabama.  [emphasis added]

11/27/2017 update, "Trump recycles a lie, relives Alabama GOP Senate primary race", starts here

Bottom line:  Roy Moore won the primary election by 9.2 percen

tage points.


 August 8, 2017

9/25/2017 update, "Actually, Donald, both Roy Moore and Luther Strange have been shooting up in the polls", starts here.
With Moore maintaining a double-digit advantage.

9/23/2017 update, "Dear Luther, Looks like you have some mighty soft support there from Donald Trump", starts here.

Quoted in I love Alabama — it’s special’: At rally for Sen. Luther Strange, Trump vents frustrations in rambling speech.  (Washington x 9/22/2017)

Another 'Fred' moment from Trumpworld.

9/9/2017 update, "Sorry, Luther Strange, but Donald Trump isn't even sure if he likes you anymore", starts here.

Two recent polls suggest the race is tightening, but the latest poll gives Roy Moore considerable breathing room.

Source:  Wikipedia

Original 8/14/2017 post, "Donald Trump to Luther Strange:  Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?", starts here.

Quoted in Despite Trump’s Support, Luther Strange, Alabama Senator, Struggles to a Primary Finish.  (The New York Times, 8/13/2017)

Related reading:
Is That a Gun in Your Pocket, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?Mae West? Aristophanes? Apocryphal?  (Quote Investigator, 8/20/2013

Also note note:
Luther Strange, Newest Senator, Is Ex-Lobbyist Who Thrived in ‘Swamp’.  (The New York Times, 2/9/2017)
Mr. Sessions, who was sworn in as attorney general on Thursday, was succeeded on the same day in the Senate by the attorney general of Alabama, Luther Strange, a former Washington lobbyist and onetime partner at a white-shoe Birmingham law firm with deep ties to the establishment wing of the Republican Party.

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