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Alabama to Trump Lesson

The defeat of the ultraconservative candidate to the Senate supported by the President gives wings to the Democrats

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Alabama to Trump Lesson

The defeat of Donald Trump's candidate for Senate in Alabama election represents a fatigue message from an electorate who, even in a clearly conservative state, has elected Republican senators over past 25 years — does not seem willing to To bless erratic, authoritarian and unprofessional way of governing tenant of White House.

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As usual, Trump despised is expert advice. He first supported, in primaries, a candidate against Republican Party's looks, and n backed controversial primary victor, former ultraconservative judge Roy Moore. He was already famous for his outburst, but several women also denounced him for sexual abuse when y were teenagers. Moore immediately embraced Trump's slogan to make America bigger and added his particular racist touch. He said that for him, America had been a big country "when families were united even if re was slavery." No wonder that 98% of black women in census voted for Democrat Doug Jones and same did 92% of black men. A record. The president was soon unmarked and accused of "rejoicing in what happened" — that is, treason — to members of Republican Party. Not slightest trace of self-critical sense.

The Republican defeat also carries to minimum its majority in Senate, in which it adds 51 seats by 49 of Democrats and less than one year of important partial legislative. Any politician would take note of lesson: if a very conservative electorate turns ir back on candidate of ir party is or because it considers it too progressive or because it sees it unacceptable. Alabama has succeeded in denying that he is represented by a racist, who must also clarify his behavior with underage women. Voters have things much clearer than Trump.

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