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

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"I can tell you one thing for sure, we don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat", the president told reporters shortly before departing the White House to head to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida for Thanksgiving. He also railed against Democratic Senate nominee Doug Jones and predicted a Moore win in the December special election, followed by Moore helping to enact the agenda of President Donald Trump, who implicitly endorsed Moore at roughly the same time as the Moore event.

Several women have said Moore tried to start romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

As for the sexual misconduct allegations, Trump says of Moore, "Well, he denies".

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

"If you look at what is really going on, and you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours, he totally denies it", Trump said in comments carried by The New York Times.

President Trump said he is "very happy" that women are speaking out about their experiences. Trump forcibly condemned Franken in multiple tweets but has remained silent on the accusations against Moore.

What Trump was saying is that he believes Moore.

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A number of Senate Republicans, including majority leader Mitch McConnell, have called on Moore to quit the race, but he has adamantly refused to do so.

Corfman said that since the story in the Washington Post there have been "a lot of people that have come out and have said that because of my courage they're able to do the same".

But clearly he just doesn't believe them.

Last week, Conway told Fox: "There's no Senate seat that's worth more than a child".

Still, Sanders and other White House officials have highlighted the fact that Trump has not campaigned with Moore.

"'We are in trouble as a party if we continue to follow both Roy Moore and Donald Trump", Arizona Sen. And Trump's appeal to tribalism - any Republican is better than any Democrat exclusively by dint of being a Republican - will further worsen what is already the deepest polarization in Congress and the country in modern American history.

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