Trump Defends Roy Moore Against Misconduct Allegations: 'He Totally Denies It'
- Author: Megan Austin Nov 22, 2017,
Nov 22, 2017, 0:42
The words of prominent Republicans are being used against Alabama's GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore in a campaign ad, as Moore's camp on Tuesday continued to go on the offensive against the media and the women accusing him of sexual misconduct.
"I can tell you one thing for sure". The president added that "we don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat".
Trump also criticized Moore's Democratic rival, Doug Jones, in the special election December 12 to fill the seat held by Jeff Sessions before he became Trump's attorney general.
Trump's defense of Moore stands in stark contrast to the approach taken by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a number of other Republican senators, who have said that they can not support Moore's candidacy and that he should withdraw from the race. "And by the way, he totally denies it".
That's disgusting. And it's worse coming from a president repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct, a president who thinks his denial of those charges - like Moore's denial of the charges against him - is good enough.
Trump told reporters he would announce next week whether he plans on going to Alabama to campaign for Moore.
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Moore previously claimed he did not know Corfman, and on Monday, Corfman said, "I wonder how many me's he doesn't know".
At an Alabama event on Tuesday, spokespeople for Moore denied the allegations against the candidate but refused to answer questions as women come forward about Moore's past.
In fact, Trump's own daughter has denounced Moore's alleged behavior, telling the The Associated Press, "There's a special place in hell for people who prey on children". That's all I can say, he denies it. That if Moore says he didn't do these things, then he must not have. The October 2016 release of the "Access Hollywood" tape revealed that Trump bragged in in 2005 that he could grope and forcibly kiss women without their consent.
The other argument Trump made in his comments about Moore, essentially, is this: Moore is a Republican. Republicans have a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate.
"'We are in trouble as a party if we continue to follow both Roy Moore and Donald Trump", Arizona Sen. And I think it's very, very good for women.
When asked if Trump would be campaigning, Conway said there was "no plan to do that" but didn't explicitly shut down the possibility.