President Donald Trump woke to a self-inflicted political disaster Wednesday morning that even he could not chalk up to fake news, after Republican Roy Moore crashed to defeat in the Alabama Senate race.
Completely disregarding the advice of top Republicans, Trump had thrown himself unequivocally and comprehensively behind Moore -- and so the deeply flawed Republican candidate's upset loss on Tuesday is now his own.
In an effort to save face on Wednesday, Trump insisted he had actually had it right all along -- recalling his earlier support for incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in the primary.
But the stunning win by Democrat Doug Jones in one of the nation's most conservative states raised questions not just about Trump's political acumen but also over whether his remarkable run, in which he crushed convention and defied political gravity, is beginning to run out of steam. Ref. CNN.