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Trump deletes tweets backing Luther Strange

Trump at a Luther Strange rally in Alabama. Photo: Evan Vucci / AP

At a rally for Luther Strange on Friday, President Trump said he may have made a mistake in lending the "Big Luther" his endorsement. He seemed to decide for sure after Strange lost to Roy Moore in Tuesday's GOP Senate runoff.

As Pro Publica spotted, a string of tweets encouraging Alabamans to vote for Strange — and boasting of the impact he was having on the race — disappeared from the president's twitter page.

The tweets:

  • "Luther Strange has been shooting up in the Alabama polls since my endorsement. Finish the job - vote today for 'Big Luther.'"
  • "ALABAMA, get out and vote for Luther Strange - he has proven to me that he will never let you down!"
  • "Big election tomorrow in the Great State of Alabama. Vote for Senator Luther Strange, tough on crime & border - will never let you down!"

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