On Wednesday, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer took to Twitter to issue a warning to the GOP following Roy Moore’s defeat in the Alabama Senate Race.
“Establishment candidate Ed Gillespie lost. Non-establishment candidate Roy Moore lost. The lesson: A base-only POTUS isn’t enough for gop to win,” Fleischer tweeted.
The former White House press secretary referenced Gillespie, a Republican who was endorsed by President Trump but ultimately failed to win in November’s race for governor of Virginia.
Gillespie spoke about his defeat in a recent interview and even cited President Trump as a major factor in the race.
“If you’re not standing up for President Trump, for his supporters, they see you as not for him. And it’s not that I was not for him, it’s just that I’m not against him. I wanted to be for Virginia and I wanted to keep the focus on Virginia.”
President Trump also took to Twitter Wednesday morning to address Roy Moore, who was defeated by Democrat Doug Jones.
“The reason I originally endorsed Luther Strange (and his numbers went up mightily), is that I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him!” Trump wrote.