Former President Donald Trump announced this morning that he is pulling his previous endorsement of Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) in the race to replace retiring Sen. Richard Shelby, saying that Brooks has gone “woke” because he recently admitted there is no way for the ex-president to legally be reinstated.

In a long and rambling statement he issued via his spokesperson, Liz Harrington, Trump wrote:

“I am hereby withdrawing my Endorsement of Mo Brooks for the Senate. I don’t think the great people of Alabama will disagree with me. Election Fraud must be captured and stopped, or we won’t have a Country anymore. I will be making a new Endorsement in the near future!”

The real reason for Trump’s un-endorsement of Brooks, political experts suggest, is because the congressman is faring so poorly in recent polls, Politico reports:

But as Brooks’ Senate campaign has floundered, POLITICO reported last week that Shelby was preparing to pour as much as $6 million into the race by transferring his campaign money into a super PAC supporting Katie Britt, a former Shelby aide who is also running for the Senate seat.

Trump also told the Washington Examiner last week that he was considering reversing his endorsement of the “disappointing” Brooks and instead backing Britt or rival Mike Durant.

It didn’t take long before social media lit up with laughter and mockery for Brooks, with many reminding him that despite his slavish devotion to Trump, the former president had just thrown him under the bus:

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