President Donald Trump’s confidants have already started sticking knives in failed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
In a report on Moore’s loss by The Atlantic’s Rosie Gray, one source described as “close to Trump” said that they actually felt relief that Moore lost on Tuesday, as it meant they would not have to deal with him embarrassing the party as a senator.
“Moore losing in the end is a blessing,” the source told Gray. “He is one dumb, weird guy.”
Trump on Wednesday also made some veiled criticisms of Moore, as the president tweeted that “if last night’s election proved anything, it proved that we need to put up GREAT Republican candidates to increase the razor thin margins in both the House and Senate.” Trump also boasted of his prediction that Moore would have a tough time winning a general election, while also saying that Moore “worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!”
Trump offered a full-throated endorsement of Moore as the election drew close, and he urged supporters at a rally in Pensacola, Florida –right on the Alabama border — to go vote for Moore this past weekend.