Trump defends Roy Moore: 'He totally denies it'

Saul Bowman
November 22, 2017

"Y'all can keep trotting them out if you want to, but we're not going to talk about that", Young said, referring to reporters' efforts to ask questions.

The White House has said President Donald Trump thinks the allegations, including a charge Moore initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was in his 30s, are troubling and he should step down if they are true.

The Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have pulled their support for Mr Moore's campaign ahead of the December 12 special election to fill the seat once held by Republican Jeff Sessions, now the USA attorney general.

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. He totally denies hit. While Trump did not go as far as to say he didn't believe the women accusing Moore of misconduct, his emphasis on Moore's denials amount to the same thing.

Trump even left the door open for campaigning on behalf of Moore.

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". "And look, you have to look at him also".

Far from condemning Moore or telling him to get out of the race, Trump's comments amount to an all-but-endorsement of the controversial former Alabama state Supreme Court chief justice.

Asked whether he would actively campaign for Moore, Trump said he would let reporters know next week.

She said she had considered confronting Moore twice before, but did not do it, once because her school-age children were afraid that "they would be castigated in their group". "He says, 40 years ago, this did not happen".

Sessions said he had no reason to doubt Moore's accusers. "The women are Trump voters". Trump is just fine with an alleged pervert filling that seat, as long as Moore votes for tax cuts and aligns with Trump's agenda.

In a Tuesday news conference, campaign strategist Dean Young and two other longtime associates of the Alabama GOP Senate nominee insisted allegations against Moore are false. And I think it's very, very good for women.

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