Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Tried to Endorse a Republican on Twitter but Got His Name Wrong

President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Thursday night tweeted in support of Michigan Senate Republican candidate John James before Tuesday's midterm elections, but as the president has been known to do, misspelled the name.

Giuliani wrote Don James not John James not once but twice.

“Don James is running for Senate in Michigan. He is a combat veteran, a successful business man and believes in lower taxes, more jobs, effective health care and safety and security. He’s the future of our party. Let’s make that future now.” Giuliani tweeted. “Vote for Don James.”

While some Twitter users mocked Giuliani for getting the name wrong, James seemed to appreciate the tweet. The candidate made a joke out of it, also addressing Giuliani by a "wrong" first name while praising him for his response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks when Giuliani was mayor of New York City.

“Thanks, Randy!” James tweeted late Thursday. “While you were leading NYC through the aftermath of 9/11, I was at West Point training to bring terrorists to justice.”

It took Giuliani overnight to realize, or at least acknowledge, his error. The lawyer addressed it in a rather comical fashion.

“Sorry for the mistake with JOHN JAMES first name but you’d be making one if you don’t elect him to Senate from Michigan,” Giuliani tweeted on Friday morning. “The tweet was not planned but spontaneous. I saw his interview and record-military, business-and said this is a true leader, not the same old. He’s exceptional.”

Shortly after, James showed he appreciated Giuliani’s gesture by tagging the lawyer in a tweet with a story on the endorsement and writing, “MICHIGAN: 4 days until election day! Vote John James on Nov. 6th! I’m a Combat Veteran and job creator who will protect the American Dream! LET’S FLY! ”

A poll by the Detroit Free Press earlier this week showed that Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow had a 7-point lead over James, who served as a U.S. Army pilot and is a businessman who is not widely known.

There have been several notable Don James, among the most famous was a former football player and University of Washington and Kent State coach.

Giuliani, in correcting his mistake on Twitter, didn't emulate the president, whom he is representing in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 presidential election.

Trump, who is stumping for Republicans in hopes they will maintain their majority in Congress, has misspelled names and words on Twitter but frequently leaves them uncorrected.

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