On Monday night, former President Donald Trump endorsed Missouri’s hotly contested Republican Senate race.
Except that Trump did not choose only one candidate. Instead, he appeared to pick two contestants, both Eric Greitens and Eric Schmitt with the same first name.
“I trust the Great People of Missouri, on this one, to make up their own minds, just like they did when they gave me landslide victories in the 2016 and 2020 elections, and so I’m proud to announce that ERIC has my full and full approval!” Trump said in a statement.
Following the former president’s announcement, Greitens told The Daily Beast through a spokesperson that he was “honoured to receive President Trump’s endorsement,” despite the unclear endorsement.
“From the very beginning of the race, I have been the true MAGA warrior fighting against the RINO establishment supporting Mr. Schmitt,” he added, quoting a message Trump sent Sunday night on Truth Social slamming Schmitt. .
Schmitt later also claimed Trump’s endorsement as his own, saying in a statement, “It is truly an honor to have President Trump’s endorsement.”
Not to be outdone, Greitens then tweeted that he had spoken to Trump and thanked him for his endorsement.
Schmitt also said the ex-president had called him and he had thanked him for his vote of confidence in the race.
Trump’s last-minute statement comes just before Election Day and follows reports from The Daily Beast that Trumpworld remains deeply divided over the race.