Donald Trump Breaks Silence On Roy Moore Allegations

Saturday, 25 Nov, 2017

"That's all I can say", Trump told reporters while leaving the White House to go to his Mar-a-Lago resort for the Thanksgiving holiday.

The president slammed the record of Moore's Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, saying "it's bad on crime, it's awful on the border, it's awful on the military".

"These profound moral failings and crimes render Judge Moore unfit to serve in the U.S. Senate", reads the letter titled "Misogyny is Sin".

"He denies it. He totally denies it", Trump said, noting the alleged incidents took place about 40 years ago. The goal is to give them permission to vote for a Democrat in the December 12 special election. Al Franken (D-Minn.) or call for his ouster.

At least nine women have leveled accusations against Moore, from sexual assault to attempting to coerce them into sex when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

Moore and his campaign deny the allegations but have stumbled a bit along the way.

But on television and radio, where Jones has outspent Moore by a margin of about 8 to 1, Jones has shifted his strategy since the allegations surfaced.

Nonetheless, some faith leaders still support Moore, arguing that he's a better fit than his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones.

"So vote [for] Roy Moore?".

Democratic strategist Doug Thornell said candidates opposing Republicans are wise to make use of Moore's behavior and refusal to step aside. They're trying to dig people up, put them on TV and say 'Judge Moore's a bad guy, ' " said Dean Young, the Moore campaign's chief political strategist.

Conway answered that the White House "wants the votes" to pass tax reform, which now faces a close vote in the Senate.

Trump's decision to stand by Moore - who he heartily endorsed after he defeated Trump-backed Sen.

The White House signaled Monday it wants Moore to win the contest. The election is to fill the last three years of the Senate seat once held by Jeff Sessions, who resigned from it to join President Donald Trump's Cabinet as attorney general, the country's top law enforcement position.

According to Politico, Moore's refusal to step aside after being accused of sexually assaulting a teen and stalking high schoolers at the mall doesn't play well with voters outside of Alabama who may take it out on his GOP peers. I felt like I was the one who was to blame.

Now, Trump and his aides are making an affirmative case for Moore's election to the Senate.

A few days earlier, Conway said "there is no Senate seat worth more than a child".

"Women are very special".

The editorial said the looming special election on 12 December - held to fill the vacancy in the Senate left by U.S. attorney general Jeff Sessions - was a chance for women to "make their voices heard in a state that has silenced them for too long".

While NBC's Savannah Guthrie was respectful and kind, Corfman bravely subjected herself to the de facto questions society presents to women who accuse men of sexual misconduct and responded with remarkable poise.

This is a developing story and will be updated.