Donald Trump, Jr., son of President Donald Trump, remains solidly in the “anyone but Roy Moore” camp with regards to the Republican nominee for the 2020 Alabama U.S. Senate race.
During a follow-up on his interview with Yellowhammer News and ahead of his visit to Birmingham next week, the younger Trump echoed his remarks from earlier this year on former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and his candidacy for U.S. Senate during an appearance on Huntsville radio’s WVNN.
Trump, author of the forthcoming book “Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us,” told “The Jeff Poor Show” he thought Alabama knew “better” than to go with Moore once again.
“I think the Roy Moore line speaks for itself,” he said. “I think you have a couple of people that could do a really good job. I wouldn’t run an accused — you know, you’ve seen all the accusations. I don’t need to restate them. I don’t think that is leading with our best foot. And I think Doug Jones bringing his liberal policies into Alabama, was able to win. Given what he was up against, it is probably understandable. But I think Alabama knows better.”
Trump urged voters to consider the other candidates, which he said nominating any of them would lock in the GOP regaining that U.S. Senate seat.
“I think Alabamians are smart enough to figure that out and pick a really good candidate who can actually win rather than toying with this craziness,” he continued. “But it is part of the problem of certain primaries, right? The most ardent go out there, right? Even though they may not represent all the people the best way. So, I would say make sure you pick the right guy because if you do that, you’re going to win back that Senate seat in about two seconds. If you make another mistake like Roy Moore, which really happened after he was chosen — you don’t have to repeat that mistake. So, you know between Bradley [Byrne] and those guys — you have great options, guys that will do a great job there. And I think it’s a no-brainer. We have got to get them in there initially.”