Throughout Tuesday night, President Trump’s public support for Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in Alabama’s Senate primary seemingly vanished with the mass elimination of previous tweets.
Strange lost Tuesday’s Senate primary race to former state Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore, but several times in the days leading up to the election, Trump issued numerous tweets in support of Strange. However, following Tuesday night’s results, Trump’s Twitter account no longer contained those tweets; simply put, they’ve been deleted.
The tweets that were deleted, however, were archived as documents by ProPublica. One of these deleted tweets reads: “Big election tomorrow in the Great State of Alabama. Vote for Senator Luther Strange, tough on crime & border — will never let you down!”
Despite the mass deletion, Trump tweeted congratulations to Moore following his victory and promised to back him if he won the race. Trump has yet to delete older tweets in support of Strange.
“Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama. Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race. Roy, WIN in Dec!,” a tweet from Trump had read.
The biggest takeaway is the fact that Strange’s loss Tuesday marks the first electoral race where a Trump-backed candidate fell short in defeat.
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) September 27, 2017
Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama. Luther Strange started way back & ran a good race. Roy, WIN in Dec!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017
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