Unusual is running in the primary runoff Tuesday against Judge Roy Moore, and the victor will go on to face Democrat Doug Jones in December. Many conservative voters in Alabama are wary of odd because of the terms of his appointment earlier this year: they speculate that Bentley chose the former Attorney General because it would give Bentley an opportunity to pick a new top prosecutor amidst an investigation into his extramarital affair - a claim that conservative sites like Breitbart, helmed by Stephen Bannon, have embraced.
Sen. Luther Strange is pushing back against critics who say President Donald Trump has lost touch with his base because he is supporting the establishment favorite in Alabama's Republican runoff election. The election of Judge Moore to represent the people of Alabama would be a good first step.
The campaign has largely focused on McConnell.
"Luther wants to end business as usual, stop the insider dealing, and Luther Strange is determined to drain that swamp", Trump said.
"A lot of people love Trump and love Roy Moore", said Ford O'Connell, a Republican strategist who has worked for unusual in Alabama. The President later asserted that odd "didn't know" the Senate majority leader.
Trump digressed often from the virtues of odd - into a discussion of border walls, and North Korea, and football players.
But many of Trump's most prominent supporters, including several former White House aides and now one of his Cabinet members, favor Moore and his anti-establish message. But there's also the quiet fear that Moore is a weaker general-election candidate than unusual and would be a more unpredictable senator. Strange, nearly all of which consisted of praising Strange for backing him in the Senate.
As exciting as a presidential visit is for the residents of Northern Alabama, Trump's visit is expected to wreak havoc on local roadways. He also continued to engage in a rhetorical sparring match with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, again referring to him as "Rocket Man" to the crowd's cheers. "Now he's talking about a massive weapon exploding over the Pacific Ocean, which causes calamity".
"I'm the newest person to be in Washington", Strange said. Trump recounted how, on efforts last spring to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, he tried to wine and dine senators to vote for the bill, and many wanted something in return or for him to meet their families.
"And I'm calling him".
Moore also ripped the "Washington establishment" and violent anti-Trump protests.
It was not immediately clear whether Trump was rescinding the invitation for Curry or the entire team.
Trump referenced parts of a wall that are already built and said they were working to renovate those areas. He also responded the familiar cheers of "lock her up" directed at Hillary Clinton by telling the crowd "you gotta speak to Jeff Sessions about that".
"I'm just excited about what (Trump's) trying to do for the country", Waylon Turner told the publication. "Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners when somebody disrespects our flag to say "Get that son of a bitch off the field right now".
Since 2016, a number of African American NFL players have taken a knee during the National Anthem.
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the trend a year ago when he played for the San Francisco 49ers. Strange's devotees soon followed suit.
A close confidant of Carson said the praise was not endorsement, and noted Carson and Moore are longtime friends. "Steve views Judge Moore as a fierce advocate of Trump and the values he campaigned on". Carson did not explicitly endorse Moore though. On Monday, Moore will hold a "faith and family" rally in Fairhope, with special guest, Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson.