Trump congratulates Democrat for Alabama U.S. Senate victory in tweet




  • In US
  • 2017-12-13 04:24:02Z
  • By Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday for winning a bitter U.S. Senate race in Alabama against the Republican candidate the president backed.

In a tweet, Trump congratulated Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney, who beat Republican Roy Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, who was dogged by allegations of sexual misconduct against teenagers. "The Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!" Trump tweeted.


(Reporting by Yasmeen Abutaleb; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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