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

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

"I can tell you one thing for sure, we don't need a liberal person in there", Trump said.

The move comes as Alabama GOP special election nominee Roy Moore faces allegations that he pursued sexual and romantic relations with teenage girls when he was in his 30s.

Moore has denied the allegations.

Trump additionally failed to rule out the possibility that he might campaign for Moore.

The president addressed the swirling controversy surrounding Mr Moore for the first time since top Republican leaders called on him to step aside more than a week ago.

"There's a special place in hell for people who prey on children", Ivanka Trump told The Associated Press last week. "He says it didn't happen and you have to listen to him, also". Asked if having an alleged molester in the Senate was preferable to seating a Democrat, Trump pointed to Moore's denials.

They challenged details given by Leigh Corfman who said Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 14 and by Beverly Nelson who said Moore assaulted her when he was a 16-year-old waitress.

Moore previously claimed he did not know Corfman, and on Monday, Corfman said, "I wonder how many me's he doesn't know". It's not surprising to see Trump join Republicans in Moore's state.

"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 a lot of these things are coming out, and I'm very happy it's being exposed", he said. But he has waded into other sexual assault allegations that have come to light recently against Democratic politicians, tweeting criticism of Sen. And if you don't buy any of the sexual-misconduct allegations against Moore, he's a proud scofflaw who has twice lost his gavel as Alabama Supreme Court chief justice for defying federal court orders. The October 2016 release of the "Access Hollywood" tape revealed that Trump bragged in in 2005 that he could grope and forcibly kiss women without their consent.

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