Last week, former President Donald J. Trump (R) withdrew his endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate, Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL05), citing concerns about Brooks and referencing his comments last summer at the Trump rally in Cullman that it was past time to move on from the disputed 2020 election. Republican insider former State Rep. Perry Hooper (R-Montgomery) met with the former president at a rally near Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on March 19, prior to the former President’s decision to dump Brooks.

“I had a chance to speak to President Trump the day of the rally both one-on-one and at an issue roundtable,” Hooper told 1819 News. “We did speak about Katie Britt and Mike Durant. He asked me about the two of them, and I shared the most recent polls with the President. I complimented both candidates. President Trump wants to make sure that they fight for voter integrity and stand up for the America First Agenda.”

1819 News asked who, if anyone, Trump will endorse in the campaign for U.S. Senate.

“I do think he will endorse a candidate, but I don’t know if it will be before the primary or [if] he will wait until the expected runoff,” Hooper said. “Whatever the President decides, that’s where I will be. It will be up to Katie and Mike to earn the President’s trust and endorsement. President Trump loves the great state of Alabama, and we all love him!”

Former President Trump is engaging in a national tour of rallies, the ‘American Freedom Tour’.

“This tour across the country is the nation’s preeminent political event series, which will equip conservatives across the country to win back America,” Hooper said. “The tour will celebrate the greatness of America and the four pillars of conservatism – faith, family, finances and freedom. Among the featured conservative leaders at the event were Donald Trump Jr., Dan Bongino, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Candace Owens.”

Hooper was an early supporter of Trump, then just a billionaire and reality TV host who had never held an elected office or served in the U.S. armed forces.

“There is no more proven loyal supporter of President Trump and his America First Agenda than me,” Hooper said. “I would share a foxhole with the President any day.”

Trump criticized Brooks for being “woke”.

“It’s obvious he has lost faith in Mo Brooks,” Hooper stated.

Lillie Boddie, Katie Britt, Mo Brooks, Karla M. DuPriest, Mike Durant and Jake Schafer are all running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate.

The Republican primary is May 24.

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