Trump-backed Ohio Senate candidate once called former president a ‘fake Republican’: Report

Old tweets have been uncovered from Bernie Moreno, a leading Republican candidate for Ohio’s Senate seat, where he heavily criticized former President Donald Trump, according to CNN on Friday.

Moreno, a businessman and father-in-law of Rep. Max Miller (R-FL), won Trump’s endorsement in December, beating out two other Republicans who also sought the endorsement. Trump called on the GOP to unite around Moreno “in what will be the most important Election in American History.”

In the since-deleted tweets from 2016 discovered by a CNN KFile, the outlet uncovered statements from Moreno, accusing Trump of working with Hillary Clinton to “take down” the Republican Party, adding it’s “time to shine the light on this fake Republican.”

Moreno attacked Trump in 2016 on the radio show America Now with Megan McCain, in audio uncovered by CNN.
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