U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday afternoon and reiterated that he supports U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty to represent Tennessee.
Trump tweeted the following:
My friend, @BillHagertyTN, will be a phenomenal Senator for Tennessee! He did an incredible job for our country as Ambassador to Japan. Strong on the Economy, Trade and the Wall, Bill stands Tall for Law & Order. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement! https://t.co/VGeHlAfQV8
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2020
“My friend, @BillHagertyTN, will be a phenomenal Senator for Tennessee! He did an incredible job for our country as Ambassador to Japan. Strong on the Economy, Trade and the Wall, Bill stands Tall for Law & Order. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
Trump endorsed Hagerty one year ago, as The Tennessee Star reported at the time.
As reported in January, Donald Trump Jr. told a crowd in Gallatin that Hagerty “was on the Trump train before it was politically expedient.” And that, Trump Jr. went on to say, is why his dad endorsed Hagerty so early in the campaign.
“It is safe to say that in a Republican primary today, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for four or five years, my father’s endorsement is a pretty big deal,” Trump Jr. told the audience.
“I also understand how primary politics works, and it’s not so easy. You never know what really happens. I can’t think of another individual who has been endorsed this early by my father. That’s everything you need to know. My father trusts him. He believes in him, as Bill believed in him when so few actually did.”
As The Star reported this week, Hagerty announced more than 1,000 government officials, business leaders, law enforcement officers, and community leaders across all of Tennessee’s 95 counties had endorsed him.
As reported Wednesday, Hagerty announced the Small Businesses For Hagerty Coalition, which includes more than 60 small business owners from across Tennessee. Also, as reported, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03) endorsed Hagerty as did U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), the United States Chamber of Commerce, and the Susan B. Anthony List Candidate Fund.
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