I’m starting to look forward to the mid-terms. I don’t think the GOP majority will be flushed out of Congress and into the Potomac with the other turds. However, watching pols try to keep tRump out of their campaigns; without pissing him off, could provide a few moments of harmless amusement.
Despite delivering a meandering, hour-and-a-half-long speech that touched on the NFL, Kim Jong Un and his wife’s stilettos, President Donald Trump drove home the message he intended to bring to Alabama: Sen. Luther Strange is his choice in Tuesday’s runoff election.
But the president also made clear he’s aware of the stakes for himself in this race, which pits the establishment-backed Strange against Judge Roy Moore, an outspoken conservative who’s leading in most polls and has garnered the support of former Trump officials like Steve Bannon.
Why yes, a few more Bannon/Palin/Gorka vs. Trumnp proxy spats would be great as well.
Especially if they cause President Orangesicle to dis the person he’s endorsing right in the middle of his endorsement.
“I might have made a mistake, I’ll be honest,” Trump said, fully aware of how the race has drawn national attention as a proxy war between the political influence of the Trump and Bannon camps.
“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, ‘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.'”
If Strange loses the ratings-obsessed egomaniac will:
- Take it personally.
- Blame Strange and the people of Alabama for the “total embarrassment.”
- Swear he never met the man and that he was campaigning “like hell” for Moore the whole time.
And I can’t wait for those pictures of McConnell and Strange yucking it up together during a week-long fishing trip.
The president also told the crowd at the packed Von Braun Center, which seats 10,000, that Strange was not, as his political detractors have tried to cast him, a creature of the so-called “swamp” that Trump wants to drain. He rejected the notion that Strange has any relationship with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, despite the fact that a McConnell-backed outside group has poured millions of dollars into Strange’s campaign.
“He’s not a friend of Mitch McConnell. He doesn’t know Mitch McConnell,” Trump said.