Donald Trump Endorses Another GOP Senate Candidate, Commits Another Error

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First, he falsely described a Republican U.S. Senate hopeful as a Rhodes Scholar. Now Donald Trump has mistaken a Democratic senator for a Rhode Island lawmaker.

When it comes to offering political endorsements on Twitter this month, the reality television star and real estate mogul has had a couple of stumbles.

On Monday, Trump tweeted his support to former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, the carpetbagger hoping to claim the Republican nomination in New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate race.

Brown, Trump asserted, “is the most competitive GOP option against Obama’s amnesty loving @SenatorSheehan,” referring to a Rhode Island state senator rather than the Democratic incumbent in New Hampshire, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

Earlier this month, Trump took to his favorite social media platform to throw his support behind Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR), the Republican challenger to Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR).

Falling just shy of the 140-character limit, Trump hailed Cotton as a “man of integrity dedicated to liberty.” He also called the congressman a Rhodes Scholar, an honor that Cotton — for all of his other achievements — never received.

Trump eventually deleted that tweet. His sloppy endorsement of Brown is still posted, at least for now.

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