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Trump Throws Missouri GOP Primary Into Confusion After Endorsing Multiple ‘Erics’

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Today, Missouri voters head to the polls in the closely watched Republican primary election. But Donald Trump’s endorsement of “Eric” for a US Senate seat to replace retiring Senator Roy Blunt has caused confusion and agitation among the party members.

“I trust the Great People of Missouri, on this one, to make up their own minds, much as they did when they gave me landslide victories in the 2016 and 2020 Elections, and I am therefore proud to announce that ERIC has my Complete and Total Endorsement!” Trump announced on 1 August.

But there’s a problem: there are two GOP front-runners named Eric in that race – former governor Eric Greitens and state Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Both of them have seemed to assume that they were endorsed by Trump.

Taking to Twitter, Schmitt wrote: “I’m grateful for president Trump’s endorsement.”

Meanwhile, Greitens also announced that he was “honored to receive president Trump’s endorsement”. “I just had a great phone call with president Trump, I thanked him for his support! Together we will MAGA and Save America,” he added.

There is also a third GOP candidate named Eric McElroy on the Republican primary ballot, who also thanked the former president for his endorsement.

Needless to say, voters are also confused as to which “Eric” their leader has endorsed.