Just like President Trump surprisingly defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, Democrat Doug Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore to claim the so-called deep-red Alabama senate seat. This defeat is seen as an embarrassment for President Donald Trump because he threw his full support behind Moore despite the fact that multiple allegations emerged that Moore had sexual relationships with teenagers. However, Trump has congratulated Jones through his favorite social media, Twitter.
Trump wrote: “Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win is a win. The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!”