Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Furious Trump blames Steve Bannon for stunning loss

Steve Bannon is gonna take a lot of hits from the GOP establishment who are crowing over Moore's stunning loss.
Daily Mail reports Donald Trump fired off a conciliatory tweet Tuesday night shortly after Roy Moore, the candidate he endorsed in the Alabama Senate race, was knocked off his high horse by Democrat Doug Jones.

But the tone of his words didn't capture the rage that filled the White House residence, according to two sources with knowledge of the president's mood.

'Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win,' the president wrote.

'The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!'

Trump staked his political reputation on the advice of Steve Bannon, his hard-right former chief strategist who campaigned hard for Moore despite sexual misconduct allegations from nine different women – including two who said he molested them when they were teen girls.

A senior administration official told on Tuesday night that Bannon had guaranteed to the president that Moore would win in the deep-red state where Trump himself triumphed by 28 points last year.

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