Trump Rallies for unusual in Huntsville, Gives Voters Behind-the-Scenes Reason for Endorsement

Senate race in Alabama exposes Republican rift

Senate race in Alabama exposes Republican rift

However, this time he expanded on his point - even adding a word to the nickname he has for Kim Jong Un, saying "little Rocket Man". This should have been handled eight years ago and four years ago and honestly 15 years ago and 20 years ago and 25 years ago.

"I was delighted to hear he is running for the US Senate", Carson continued. "We're going to teach her to go to Wisconsin", Trump said. "As long as I'm president you're going to have so much money spent here" (presumably meaning on defense projects)", Trump promised. Trump, in a surprise move, aligned himself with unusual, the establishment favorite backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

"If [Luther] wins, that race is over", Trump said".

Then, without much warning, Trump returned to his prepared remarks touting odd. "I think we have a personal relationship and he needs a partner in Washington desperately". On his own, President Trump has made dramatic and positive executive orders, but his legislative accomplishments have been disappointing due to the powerful forces arrayed against him.

As the speech went on, Trump went to great lengths to stress that Luther Strange is not part of the establishment, that he's beholden to no one, and that he "doesn't do quid pro quo".

Several times Trump urged the audience to make sure they turn out and vote for Luther Strange.

Strange, who was temporarily appointed to the Senate seat in April after Jeff Sessions joined the Trump administration, is neck-and-neck with former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

But the odd endorsement represents a pragmatic decision by Trump, after heavy lobbying from Republican leaders, who view him as less unpredictable and risky than Moore. "They see what Washington is trying to do and they're upset", Moore said.

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Opinion polls leading up to the vote had been volatile with two recent ones giving National a near 10 point lead over Labour. He wrapped up his speech just as Labour leader Jacinda Ardern was leaving home to head to her campaign party.

But Strange called him up and said he was with him "right from the start", something the president said left him in disbelief.

While speaking on behalf of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange, Trump touted his proposal for a wall on the United States' southern border.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say 'get that son of a bitch off the field?' " Trump said to roaring applause.

A new tirade of the president's - in a very football-minded state - was against the NFL and recent protests by players, started previous year by then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for refusing to stand during the national anthem. Unusual greeted Trump on the tarmac at Huntsville International Airport and traveled with him to the rally.

"I'll be honest, might have made a mistake", Trump said of his odd endorsement, adding that if unusual loses he would be blamed for not being able to pull odd over the finish line. Luther Strange will "drain the swamp".

With the endorsement, Trump took what he admitted was a risk - pumping his own political capital into an effort to carry unusual to victory, even though a Moore win could put a dent in Trump's influence.

"Judge Moore is a fine man of proven character and integrity, who I have come to respect over the years", Carson said in the statement released by the Moore campaign.

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