Trump Tweets Misspelled Endorsement Of Georgia Republican Candidate

Republican candidate for Georgia's Sixth Congressional seat Karen Handel speaks at an election night watch party in Roswell, Ga., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Republicans are bidding to prevent a major upset in a conservative Georgia congressional district Tuesday where Democrats stoked by opposition to President Donald Trump have rallied behind a candidate who has raised a shocking amount of money for a special election. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted in support of Georgia Republican candidate Karen Handel, though he couldn’t get a handle on how to spell her name.

Trump deleted his initial misspelled tweet minutes later and posted a new one with the correct spelling of Handel’s surname.

Handel, who is a former Georgia secretary of state, will face Democrat Jon Ossoff on Tuesday in a special runoff election for an open U.S. House seat.

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