Trump: Roy Moore 'sounds like a really great guy'

Trump: Roy Moore 'sounds like a really great guy'
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President Trump said early Wednesday that he spoke to Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore after the former judge's victory in Alabama's GOP primary, adding that the conservative firebrand sounds like a "really great guy." 

"Spoke to Roy Moore of Alabama last night for the first time. Sounds like a really great guy who ran a fantastic race. He will help to #MAGA!" the president tweeted, referring to his own "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan. 

 

Trump had endorsed GOP establishment favorite Sen. Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeRoby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism Once a Trump critic, Ala. rep faces runoff with his support Crowley surprise tops huge night for left MORE (R-Ala.), whom Moore defeated with 57 percent of the vote on Tuesday.

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The president had tweeted about Strange several times in the days leading up to the primary. Those tweets disappeared Tuesday night, however.

Trump, at a rally for Strange last Friday, also openly mulled whether endorsing him was a mistake. 

Moore, who is a staunchly-conservative evangelical Christian, is seen as the favorite to win the general election against Democrat Doug Jones in December.