Trump Draws Big Crowd — But Will It Be Enough for Luther Strange?


HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – In case there was any doubt, President Donald Trump can still draw a big crowd in the Yellowhammer State. Trump visited the Rocket City Friday night to stump for Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), who is in a hotly contested runoff against former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore for the GOP’s nod in a U.S. Senate special election. Trump acknowledged to the capacity crowd assembled at the Von Braun Center that Strange was playing from behind in this race. However, he said he believed Strange would come back and emerge victoriously. “I think you’re going to come back and you’re going to kick everyone’s ass, and you’re going to be great,” Trump said. “You’re going to be great. Because he got saddled with things, he should not have gotten saddled with.” Trump has been behind Strange since shortly before last month’s Republican primary. Luther Strange of the Great State of Alabama has my endorsement. He is strong on Border & Wall, the military, tax cuts & law enforcement. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2017 Strange was able to make the runoff with that endorsement, but he still came up short against Moore by 25,000