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US President Donald Trump has deleted several tweets endorsing a candidate he backed in an Alabama election after he crashed to defeat on Tuesday, BBC reported. He then quickly embraced Moore, who he said was a "really great guy" who ran on a platform loyal to Trump and his agenda of "making America great again".

Roy Moore, a firebrand conservative challenger to Sen. A couple of months before his resignation, Bentley had appointed the state attorney general who was investigating him, Luther Strange, to temporarily fill Sessions' seat.

Moore went on to address divisions in the country, saying, "We are one nation under God and we can become one nation unified".

Moore, who was twice chief justice of the state's Supreme Court, is outspoken and controversial.

"Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama". While both men are equally awful, Donald Trump put all of his eggs in the Luther Strange basket, tweeting his support nonstop.

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore leads Democrat Doug Jones by less than 6 points in the Alabama's Senate race, according to an Opinion Savvy/Decision Desk HQ poll released Friday. "I think there was a sense that 'we'll show them".

The president also deleted a tweet congratulating Moore and urging him to "win in November".

GREENE: So we had some fairly important Republicans, President Donald Trump, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell both backing Luther Strange.

Odd and Moore ran against each other in the Alabama Republican Primary.

"I know where the president stands on specific issues - that's what I can speak out - not somebody else that's a candidate for another office that's not here", Sanders said. A pistol-waving, Ten-Commandments-before-Constitution favorite of Sarah Palin and Duck dynasty's Phil Robertson. At the same time, and to greater political benefit, the former professional kickboxer exhibits traits that many Alabamians see in themselves and seek in their elected officials: He is outwardly pious and prone to political pugilism, self-assured and satisfied with standing alone.

There is no doubt that Republican voters made this election a lot closer than it might have been if they had nominated unusual, but that doesn't mean that Democrats will win.