On Wednesday morning President Donald Trump tweeted out on Judge Roy Moore’s stunning election loss. Trump rightly pointed out that the deck was stacked against him.
The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2017
This morning someone gained access to the handle @andersoncooper and replied to POTUS. We’re working with Twitter to secure the account.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) December 13, 2017
The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him! After the Tweet Anderson Cooper – or his account anyway – tweeted out that Trump was “pathetic loser.”
This is CNN – #FactsFirst🍎
— Blackish JimmyKimmel (@StrokerAce90) December 13, 2017
The fact that this seat, in one of the most deeply red states in the country, just flipped to the Democrats is going to generate immense anger and angst among Republicans who are feeling the bite of the Trump presidency in a very visceral way.
Roy Moore’s loss broke through one of the most impenetrable walls in American politics: partisan polarization. The Republicans have sat through the chaos of the Trump presidency, holding back on their frustration because they have remained confident that the party is still in pretty good shape and feeling that they can withstand the body blows, which might come from having Trump in the Oval Office.