Was Trump Pressured to Endorse ‘Swamp Dweller’ Strange?

President Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Alabama on Friday night, endorsing incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in the state’s Republican primary runoff for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions.

Many of Trump’s supporters and former administration officials, however, are actively campaigning for Strange’s opponent, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to Trump, explained that Strange is a “swamp dweller” and Moore will be better at advancing the president’s “Make America Great Again” agenda.

Gorka said that Trump endorsed Strange because he’s been under pressure by people like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

He noted that Trump said during the rally on Friday that he will “campaign like hell” for Moore if he wins in Tuesday’s runoff.

“The judge is ahead at least six points right now, ahead of Luther Strange, because the people in Alabama understand that this is the person who represents the agenda of what the president came in to do,” Gorka said. “It’s about D.C. politics versus representing November the 8th.”

He said if Moore wins, it will actually be a “very great day” for Trump, because he will be able to show the Washington establishment “swamp dwellers” that the American people want him to get back to advancing the “Make America Great Again” agenda that he was elected on.