Pavlich: Alabama Voters Believe Trump Was 'Pushed' Into Backing Luther Strange
She pushed back on the notion that Strange's loss to Moore is a defeat for Trump.
"If you look at what people in Alabama who voted for Roy Moore are saying, they actually believe the president was somehow pushed into supporting Luther Strange," Pavlich said.
Trump endorsed Strange in the GOP primary for the Senate seat previously held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but Moore won the election Tuesday.
The president tweeted his support for Moore this morning, while deleting previous tweets supportive of Strange.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017
Pavlich said it was a "mistake" for Trump to align himself with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is deeply unpopular, by backing Strange.
Marie Harf, however, said Moore is an "insurgent" candidate and a conservative "bomb-thrower" who has no interest in governing.
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