BREAKING: CNN Reports Trump On White House Rampage Over Luther Strange Loss


The president can not stand to be defeated. After contributing his time and energy to the Alabama Senate campaign of GOP candidate Luther Strange, the president’s ardent endorsement proved to be all for nothing as the furiously anti-establishment, Breitbart-backed Roy Moore pulled off a victory. Moore will now be proceeding to the general election in November.

Although the president fired off a tweet in support of Moore following him being declared victor — a tweet which included the noteworthy claim that the president hadn’t actually spoken with Moore before the election actually took place — behind the scenes, the president is reportedly fuming, which isn’t that hard to believe, considering what we know about him.

CNN reports that, following the president finding out that Strange had lost, “What ensued was a barrage of angry venting at his political team and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who had consolidated establishment GOP support behind Strange.”

As a source speaking to CNN added, Trump “went to bed embarrassed and pissed¬†following the election loss.”

It was at a rally for Strange that the president jumped off the political plank in going after the NFL and asserting that the “sons of bitches” who sit out the anthem in support of African Americans should be fired, although he can hardly rightfully blame someone else for the backlash that has ensued following those comments.

It’s telling that Trump was willing to go along with an endorsement of Strange, even though he apparently was so out of place in the race that he had never even met Moore. Trump was reportedly worried before the Alabama GOP Senate primary election ever took place that his endorsement of Strange would make him appear “weak,” since it could be construed as him having fallen to “an establishment that he’d openly rebuffed during his own campaign.”

It’s not as though the president took it upon himself to think for himself in this situation. Instead, he revealed himself yet again as carried along by personal considerations as much as by any actual substantive considerations.

It is more complicated, however, than Trump having simply wanted to go along with McConnell — he also wanted to support Strange because he had been a supporter of the president’s agenda during the first months of the Trump Administration. Strange is the incumbent Senator in the race, having been appointed to his position following Jeff Sessions’ assumption of the position of U.S. Attorney General.

As a source described the president’s decision to back Strange, Trump “knew it was a mistake but one he was willing to make because Luther was loyal.”

Perhaps Trump will “learn” from this situation and become at least a bit more politically knowledgeable — however, considering his allegiance to his own personal ways of doing things, such isn’t likely.

Topping all of this off is the twisted way in which Ms. Alternative Facts herself tried to explain away the fact that Trump backed a losing candidate, saying that Strange’s loss “vindicated Trumpism” since it represented voters revolting against the establishment, as represented by Strange.

Okay then.

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