President Donald Trump signaled support for embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, slamming his Democratic opponent as a “liberal democrat.”
“We don’t need a liberal democrat in that seat,” Trump said, pointing out that Democrat candidate Doug Jones had a terrible record on issues he cared about.
“I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military,” Trump said. “I can tell you for a fact, we do not need somebody that’s going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment.”
The president made his remarks as he departed the White House to spend Thanksgiving with his family at his Mar-a-lago club in Florida.
When asked about the allegations of Moore’s sexual misconduct with high school aged girls, Trump pointed to Moore’s denials.
“He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen,” Trump said, noting that the alleged incidents took place over 40 years ago.
“Forty years is a long time. He’s run eight races, and this has never comes up,” he said, referring to Moore’s record.
When the press asked Trump if he would campaign with Moore, he said that he would let reporters know sometime next week.
When asked about women, Trump replied, “Women are very special. I think it’s a very special time, a lot of things are coming out and I think that’s good for our society and I think it’s very very good for women and I’m very happy these things are coming out.”
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