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Trump calls Rep. Mo Brooks ‘disappointing’ and threatens to pull endorsement

Former president Donald Trump said Alabama Representative Mo Brooks, who has historically supported Trump, is “disappointing” and that he might pull his endorsement of Brooks in the upcoming Senate race over comments Brooks made at a rally recently.

Brooks spoke at a rally in Cullman in August, during which he urged the crowd to “move forward” past the 2020 election. The crowd booed Brooks in response. 

The former president, who still maintains he won the 2020 presidential election, told the Washington Examiner this week that he was disappointed with Brooks’ comments and that he would consider retracting his endorsement of Brooks in the Senate race.

“If it meant what he sounded like, I would have no problem changing [my endorsement] because when you endorse somebody, you endorse somebody based on principle. If he changed that principle, I would have no problem doing that,” Trump said. 

Brooks seems relatively confused on the matter, and when asked about Trump’s comments, responded, “I am baffled because my position on voter fraud has not changed one iota since Jan. 6 (2021). In fact, much of what I said at the Cullman rally was also what I said at the Ellipse speech on January 6. We have to win elections and 2022 and 2024 in order to have the political power to ensure more honest and accurate elections.”

ARTICLE: LAURA SPIVAK

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: NEWSWEEK

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Laura is a freelance writer out of Maryland and a mom of three. Her background is in political science and international relations, and she has been doing political writing and editing for 17 years. Laura has also written parenting pieces for the Today Show and is currently working on writing a collection of remarkable true stories about normal people. She writes for FBA because unbiased news is vital to unity, and readers deserve the facts free of opinion.

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