Last year Trump endorsed former Sen. Luther Strange ahead of Alabama’s Republican primary at the urging of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Strange would lose the nomination to hard-right candidate Roy Moore before Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones.
“It’s hard sometimes. Sometimes you really like three candidates — that’s a very tough position to be in. But we have places where I like all of the candidates,” he said.
Trump spoke positively of Kelli Ward, who at the time was staging a primary challenge to Arizona’s incumbent Sen. Jeff Flake before Flake announced he would not seek re-election.