The smart money is on the latter, unless the reality television star had a sudden and inexplicable change of heart about Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR).
What seems more likely is that the famously narcissistic Trump deleted a tweet in which he trumpeted his support for Cotton in the Arkansas Senate race to expunge a glaring factual error.
"A vet and a Rhodes Scholar, @TomCottonAR will be a strong Senator. A man of integrity dedicated to liberty. AR, vote Cotton in November!" Trump wrote Thursday on Twitter.
Cotton was not actually a Rhodes Scholar, and Trump's claim was debunked with minimal legwork.
The original tweet, like Trump's self-inflated presidential campaign, lingered for awhile despite widespread ridicule. At some point on Friday, the tweet was deleted.
Fortunately, TPM preserved it for posterity.