Former President Donald Trump made a confusing endorsement on Monday for the Missouri Republican Senate primary, expressing support for “ERIC” as former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and state Attorney Gen. Eric Schmitt are both in the race.

“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 wrote in a statement released on Monday night.

Both leading candidates proudly accepted Trump’s endorsement.

“🚨ENDORSEMENT—PRESIDENT TRUMP🚨,” Schmitt wrote. “I’m grateful for President Trump’s endorsement. As the only America First candidate who has actually fought for election integrity, border security & against the Left’s indoctrination of our kids—I’ll take that fight to the Senate to SAVE AMERICA!”

“I’m honored to receive President Trump’s endorsement,” Greitens said in a statement. “From the beginning, I’ve been the true MAGA Champion fighting against the RINO establishment backing Schmitt.”

“President Trump said it best when he characterized Schmitt’s campaign as ‘great dishonesty in politics,'” he added.

When asked for clarity by the media, Trump’s team just said that the “Endorsement speaks for itself.”

Schmitt is currently leading in the polls, as Greitens has continued to drop. Greitens is a controversial candidate, with both a sex and campaign fund scandal in his past. His ex-wife, Sheena Greitens, also accused him of abusing her and one of their children.

“The circled statement here is untrue,” she wrote on Twitter on Monday. “Not a *single one* of these people have ever said the allegations I made in 2018 were false. ⁦@EricGreitens is lying in public about court records that are private to protect our minor children.”

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