Trump Opens the Door to Campaigning for Roy Moore

Geneva Matthews
November 22, 2017

President Trump finally broke his silence on embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore Tuesday, telling reporters that Moore denies the sexual misconduct allegations and "you have to listen to him also".

The president's remarks came as Moore has faced mounting pressure from Republicans, as well as Trump's daughter, Ivanka, over accusations that he pursued romantic relations with teenage girls and sexually molested two of them. But more important, if he campaigns for Moore he will expose himself to constant questions about his own ethical standards with respect to sexual harassment and assault, and his own views on old men preying on young women.

Moore is facing several allegations of gross sexual misconduct involving minors, from incidents that allegedly happened almost 40 years ago.

Moore has denied the allegations and said he still stay in the race.

Young said Moore "is going to help Donald Trump" pass tax reform and "build the wall" while "Doug Jones is not for stopping Obamacare". The campaign arm for Senate Republicans and the Republican National Committee have also severed ties with Moore.

But Trump on Tuesday left the door open to campaigning with Moore. "He's run eight races, and this has never come up", he said. That if Moore says he didn't do these things, then he must not have.

In her first televised interview since the Post detailed her allegations, Leigh Corfman told NBC's "Today" show on Monday that Moore "basically laid out some blankets on the floor of his living room and proceeded to seduce me, I guess you would say" on her second visit to his home when she was 14 and he was 32.

So, whatever Moore's flaws may be - and Trump doesn't acknowledge them because, well, he believes Moore's story that all of the women are lying - he's still way better than a Democrat because he will vote in line with the Trump agenda. "Now he's looking at the situation and thinking there's a chance that Roy Moore can win, and if Roy Moore can win, that's ultimately in his interest because all he cares about is getting a big legislative win".

"I'll be letting you know next week", he said, when asked whether he will campaign with Moore.

Again, that runs directly counter to the message from many establishment Republicans - that it isn't worth sacrificing principle exclusively to hold control of a single Senate seat.

He continued, "But Donald Trump didn't seem to see a problem of being on the side of neo-Nazis and now he apparently doesn't see a problem with being on the side of the accused child predator".

Later in the gaggle, he reiterated Moore "denies" the claims made against him.

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