The great people of Alabama will disagree with me. We will not have a country anymore if election fraud is not stopped. I will be making a new endorsement soon.
A source close to him confirmed that he is in the race.
The former president endorsed the candidate who spoke at the Jan. 6 rally last April.
POLITICO reported last week that as the Senate campaign has failed, Shelby was about to transfer his campaign money into a super PAC supporting a former aide who is also running for the seat.
Trump told the Washington Examiner last week that he was considering reversing his endorsement of Brooks and instead backing either Mike or Britt.
A source close to Trump and a source with the Durant campaign said that Trump met with the basketball player at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. A retired Army pilot who survived a helicopter crash in Africa and was portrayed in a movie is leading the Republican primary.
According to a person with the Durant campaign, they discussed the Black Hawk Down incident, and Trump thought he was a real tough guy.
The former president told others he was souring on the author.
Seeking to shore up his standing with Trump, Brooks recently began calling for Senate Minority LeaderMitch McConnell to be ousted as the chamber's top Republican, a pet cause of the former president.
In a pair of interviews with Alabama news outlets last week, he said Trump was being given misinformation in his push to overturn the election.