Populists on the Move in Wake of Establishment Disaster in Alabama

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Trump endorsed unusual in the GOP primary for the Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but Moore won the election Tuesday.

Even before Strange's loss on Tuesday, Trump expressed misgivings about getting behind the candidate, who he deemed too "low energy". But immediately after the results came in, those tweets began disappearing from Donald Trump's Twitter feed, and Ring of Fire's Farron Cousins explains why this was such a huge hit to Trump's ego.

The tweets were deleted after unusual was beaten by Roy S. Moore, who previously worked in the Alabama Supreme Court. Moore is set for December's general election for the US Senate.

Trump continued his push for odd - even after Moore had won the runoff. As many recall, that is the reason he was in Alabama Friday evening where he gave the speech about the National Football League sons of bitches.

What's even more freakish is the fact that Trump did not delete a number of supportive tweets about unusual from several days ago.

-Insurgent Roy Moore's victory in the Alabama GOP Senate primary on September 26 is a humiliating blow to the Republican establishment and a reminder that unrest at the grassroots remains an electric force in USA politics as Washington turns to look toward next year's mid-term elections.

"Now we've got blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting..."

SEN. LUTHER STRANGE, R-Ala.: I'm telling you, those seas, the political seas, the political winds in this country right now are very hard to navigate. He's going to be disgusting.

Roy Moore won the Republican primary against Alabama Senator Luther Strange.

President Trump held a rally for odd this past Friday night in Alabama.

President Donald Trump was rebuffed by the same Alabama voters who turned out en masse for him in November when they rejected his choice for the US Senate in favour of an unabashed religious conservative who ran against the Washington establishment. However, there is a caveat here.

Getting back in favour with Mr Moore's supporters shouldn't be too hard for Mr Trump, given there were few who seemed to believe his heart was in the odd endorsement. The Pennsylvania congressman announced earlier this month that he would be calling it quits when his term is up, citing "disorder and chaos" in the Trump era.

If Moore is elected to the U.S. Senate, Ellison said he would "harm" democracy.

It's not clear why Trump (or someone on his behalf) acted to attempt to remove the evidence that he backed odd. I mean, what message did he send after this big win? In a reference to his "make America great again" slogan, Trump says Moore "will help to #MAGA!".

"He doesn't just say he's going to do this", Mowery said.

"Don't let anybody in the press think that because he supported my opponent I do not support him and support his agenda", he said.