Carson Breaks With Trump In Alabama Senate Race

24 September 2017, 12:14 | Kristine Mills

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Luther Strange in the state's tight Republican runoff race.

Moore, Alabama's former Supreme Court justice, has been polling ahead of odd, who is favored by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell.

Moore took aim at Strange's background as a federal lobbyist, a fact that he said was at odds with Strange's claim that he wants to "clean up the swamp". Still, he bemoaned that if odd loses, he'll be unfairly blamed in the press for the defeat. I can guarantee you among the Republican establishment, he's not.

And I'm glad he stuck with me last night.

"For a week, (that owner would) be the most popular person in this country", Trump said, "because that's a total disrespect of our heritage".

Carson praised Moore, who served as chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court, calling Moore "a fine man of proven character and integrity, who I have come to respect over the years".

"He's here to promote Luther Strange which I'm still on the fence a little bit".

Whether simply duped by Senate Majority Leader McConnell into believing odd will be the better senator or believing it of his own volition, President Trump is doubling down. But even at times, some of those assertions seemed downright implausible.

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The statement came just hours before Trump was scheduled to attend a rally for odd in Alabama.

Trump considered leaving odd on his own in the runoff against Moore as Moore surged ahead in late-August polling, CNN reported Thursday. Moore has attacked the Senate majority leader as a creature of the "swamp" that Trump wishes to drain while odd has tried to distance himself from the Kentucky Republican. That's partly out of the routine practice of protecting incumbents; odd was appointed to the seat by then-Gov. The governor eventually resigned. Luther Strange, against a conservative firebrand in Roy Moore - whom Republican Party leaders have spent millions against in an effort to defeat him. Are you going to build that wall on the mountain?' I said, 'You don't need the wall on the mountain.

Vice President Mike Pence is also expected to campaign for unusual on Monday, just a day before the GOP primary that is slated for September 26.

Sen. Luther Strange debates against U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. He told the crowd a behind-the-scenes story about how he had to woo lawmakers for their vote on a bill they promised to support during the campaign.

Both Strange and Moore are "good men", Trump said. Trump said. A "state of the art missile defense system" is being designed here, Trump said, adding, "Thank you very much, Huntsville". At times, he'd weave back in praise of odd, but his most animated moments were talking about some of his pet issues.

"You gotta speak to Jeff Sessions about that", Trump smirked.

Trump boasted of his week at the United Nations and how he was standing up to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, reviving and adding to his nickname for him - now "little Rocket Man". He called the investigation into Russia's possible role "the Russian hoax".

"Though, we may go a little higher than that".

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