Trump’s man gets Alabamy thump­ing

The Times (South Africa) - - The Things You Need To Know Today -

Demo­crat Doug Jones scored a stun­ning up­set in an in­tense US Se­nate race in Alabama, deal­ing a hu­mil­i­at­ing blow to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, whose cho­sen can­di­date failed to beat claims of sex­ual mis­con­duct.

The win, a po­lit­i­cal earth­quake in a staunchly pro-Trump Deep South US state, cuts the Se­nate Repub­li­can ma­jor­ity to just two.

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