Although Donald's much older tweets endorsing odd remain on his page, the controversial politician has since congratulated Luther's rival Roy Moore (below). The New York Times reported Trump deleted three tweets backing Sessions' temporary replacement in the Senate.
Here are five reactions to Moore's victory on Tuesday night.
Mr Moore's success raises the possibility that while Republican Party loyalists have sought a means to work with the president, the forces that swept him to power could be beyond even Mr Trump's control.
He said: "The president took a chance, he didn't have to come down".
Moore will now face Democratic nominee Doug Jones on December 12 in a general election to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now serving as Attorney General. In 2016, he ordered state probate judges not to issue same sex-marriage licenses, in defiance of the US Supreme Court's ruling.
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The president congratulated Moore on his primary win, although he did not respond to shouted questions from reporters Tuesday night. "We're dealing with a political environment that I've never had any experience with", he said.
As of 10:10 p.m. ET, Moore had 58 percent of the vote to Strange's 42 percent, according to the Alabama Secretary of State's office. Unusual was backed by Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader and the GOP establishment while Moore garnered support from Breitbart head and former White House aide Stephen Bannon as well as Sarah Palin and Sebastian Gorka. Yet Democrats have not committed to help finance Jones' campaign, although Trump and other Republicans have expressed unease that Moore may be susceptible to defeat in the upcoming election.
With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Moore received 262,204 votes (54.6 percent) compared to Strange's 218,066 votes (45.4 percent).
"The people of Alabama can't be bought".
Bannon declared Moore's win a victory for Trump, despite the president's support for unusual. "They're going to say, 'Donald Trump, the president of the United States, was unable to pull his candidate across the line".