Trump tweets praise for Moore following victory in Alabama Senate runoff

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Moore, who took losing stands for the public display of the Ten Commandments and against gay marriage, forced a Senate primary runoff with Sen. "Luther Strange has started away and is well tucked up. Tuesday!" Trump tweeted last week.

A twist in the tale happened when the Alabama Elections results were announced late Tuesday night. "Sounds like a really great guy who ran a fantastic race", Trump tweeted Wednesday.

President Donald Trump also campaigned for unusual, holding a rally in the state on Friday, as did Vice President Mike Pence.

Moore had strong support from evangelical voters and anti-establishment Republicans, including former White House strategist Steve Bannon.

After venting his rage over the loss, Trump went to bed "embarrassed and pissed", the report said.

The president congratulated Moore on his primary win, although he did not respond to shouted questions from reporters Tuesday night.

Moore will face off against Democratic candidate Doug Jones in the general election on December 12 to determine who will permanently take over Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former seat, to which odd was originally appointed.

Unusual told his supporters Tuesday night that "we wish (Moore) well going forward". As Trump praised Moore, previous tweets endorsing odd disappeared from the president's account. "Roy, WIN in Dec!" he wrote.

Moore said Tuesday night that he owes thanks to God. It was during that rally Trump admitted he "might have made a mistake" with his endorsement.

Odd made it clear that - while he believes he ran a good campaign - the president is in no way to blame for his loss. Disavowed, the president has deleted his tweets of support for the defeated.

"We have to be loyal in life". "ALABAMA, get out and vote for Luther Strange - he has proven that he will never let you down! I received a call from the president, and that's what he said he'd do". "He was trying to figure out if there was going to be damage from this", another attendee said.

The race pitted Trump and McConnell against Bannon and others of his anti-establishment ilk.

If the goal was to prove that his endorsement alone would sway conservative Alabama voters to Strange's side despite every indication that the incumbent was the establishment's choice, it was at least a misjudgment on Trump's part.

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