Trump offers support for Moore in Alabama Senate race despite misconduct allegations

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President Donald Trump finally addressed the allegations against Roy Moore - and he appeared to back the Alabama Senate candidate, saying that "we don't need a liberal person in there" and that Moore "totally denies" theaccusations of sexual abuse and pursuit of underage girls. "He says it didn't happen", Trump told reporters as he left the White House to spend Thanksgiving at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

Several women have come forward and accused Moore of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, and several others also have accused him of assault. Last week, another Alabama woman came forward and accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16. Jones, a former federal prosecutor, has overtaken Moore in polls since allegations of sexual misconduct were first reported by the Washington Post two weeks ago.

No matter what the women - none of whom know each other and virtually every one of whom has put their names to the accusations they made against Moore - say.

The president also took the opportunity on Tuesday to hit out at Doug Jones, the Democrat candidate who is running against Moore.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has said Trump found the allegations against Moore "very troubling", but believed Alabama voters should decide Moore's fate.

She said she had considered confronting Moore twice before, but did not do it, once because her school-age children were afraid that "they would be castigated in their group". Luther Strange (R-AL). Bannon endorsed and campaigned for Moore, who ended up thumping Strange.


But what he said is only likely to add to his party's growing problems in the race.

"We believe Judge Moore", Moore campaign strategist Dean Young said. "It's bad on crime, it's awful on the border, it's bad on the military", he added.

Trump, McConnell and the NRSC backed Moore's primary opponent, appointed Sen.

He added: "Roy Moore denies it". And I think that's good for our society.

The boost Moore will get from Trump's comments will make it that much harder to remove the controversial judge from the race or to organize a serious write-in campaign against him.

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