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Mo Brooks: Trump was ‘conned by Mitch McConnell twice in an Alabama Senate race’

On Friday, former President Donald Trump announced his endorsement of Katie Britt for U.S. Senate in Alabama saying she was “a fearless America First Warrior.”

Trump originally endorsed U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) but withdrew his support in late March.

In a press release, the former president said Brooks had gone “Woke” when he told rally attendees in Cullman last year to “look ahead” to the midterm elections instead of focusing on the 2020 presidential election.

Brooks responded to the Britt endorsement in a statement, saying Trump was “conned” again by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

“This is weird: Last time Donald Trump talked about Katie Britt, he said she was unqualified for the Senate,” Brooks said in a press release. “Donald Trump is the only man in American politics who could get conned by Mitch McConnell twice in an Alabama Senate race.”

The Alabama congressman also pointed out that Trump had a history of endorsing the wrong candidates.

“Let’s just admit it — Trump endorses the wrong people sometimes,” he argued. “He endorsed Mitt Romney, he endorsed John McCain and now he’s endorsed Katie Britt, who his own son, Don Jr. called ‘Alabama’s Liz Cheney.'”

Brooks reminded people of Trump’s involvement in the 2017 Senate race and encouraged people to go vote on June 21.

“Alabama grassroots remember in 2017 when Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell got involved in a Senate primary in Alabama, and we rejected them,” he said. “The people of Alabama will decide.”

Yaffee is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts “The Yaffee Program” Weekdays 9-11am on WVNN. You can follow him on Twitter @Yaffee