Corrected: Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

Posted November 22, 2017

"I mean, 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". "He says it didn't happen and you have to listen to him, also". "That's all I can say".

"I've looked at his record, it's bad on crime, it's awful on the border, it's awful on the military", Trump said of Jones, ahead of the December 12 election. Trump spoke to reporters at the White House before leaving for a Thanksgiving break at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

Chalian said Trump "doesn't want to be crosswise with his base" because Trump knows that all of the energy is with the "Bannon wing", which has "not abandoned Moore".

Yet a number of Senate Republicans, including majority leader Mitch McConnell, have called on Mr Moore to quit the race.

Stopping short of a full-throated endorsement of Moore-Trump did endorse Moore's opponent Luther Strange in the Republican primaries-the president said he'd reveal more information about campaigning with the candidate next week.

When asked if Trump would be campaigning, Conway said there was "no plan to do that" but didn't explicitly shut down the possibility.

I stand next to Senator Franken and he pulls me in toward him' Menz recalled'and then he moves his hand to my butt. I was shocked

Mr Trump signalled his implied preference for Mr Moore by condemning the Democrat, whom he says is soft on crime and immigration.

The White House previously said Mr Trump thought the Moore allegations were "extremely troubling". Both things - Moore is telling the truth and so are the women - just can't be true. The campaign arm for Senate Republicans and the Republican National Committee have also severed ties with Moore.

The other argument Trump made in his comments about Moore, essentially, is this: Moore is a Republican. And party matters more than anything else. Trump pointed to Moore's assertions that he did nothing wrong. Weak on borders. He is strong on raising your taxes. "I'll be letting you know next week", he said.

Moore has denied the accusations. Jeff Flake, who has been critical of Trump and is retiring in 2018, said Monday. "I think it's a very special time".

"We don't need a liberal person in there", President Trump said of Mr Moore's rival, Democrat Doug Jones.

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".

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