Trump urges voters to pick Roy Moore instead of 'Liberal Jones'

27 November, 2017, 02:11 | Author: Kristine Mills
  • Roy Moore faces multiple allegations that while in his 30s he molested or harassed teenage girls as young as 14

Trump fired off two morning tweets indirectly supporting Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who has been accused of sexual assault or misconduct by nine women, some of whom said they were teenagers at the time.

In a pre-dawn tweets Sunday, Trump repeated his argument implying Moore's election in Alabama's special election December 12 would be better than that of Democrat Doug Jones.

"The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY", he wrote from Florida, referring to Democrats' congressional leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. If Jones wins, he could imperil the chances of passing what is now the most important domestic policy legislation of Trump's term.

I endorsed Luther Strange in the Alabama Primary.

On Sunday, the president claimed that after he had supported odd, the candidate "shot way up in the polls" - a claim he also made in September - but "it wasn't enough". Lindsey Graham, R-Seneca, have each said Moore should drop out of the race. "Liberal Jones would be BAD!"

The Democratic candidate in the sharply contested Alabama Senate race says his opponent in the race, Republican Roy Moore, is "unfit for office".

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Trump referenced Jones on Tuesday when he told reporters, "We don't need a liberal person in there". Moore has denied the allegations. "From a Republican point of view, I don't know what winning looks like with Roy Moore", he added.

Trump has repeatedly refused to use Moore's name in a series of effective endorsements of the candidate.

"Doug Jones is continuing to focus on finding common ground and getting things done for real Alabamians", the statement said.

In a later tweet, Trump seemed to try to slightly distance himself from Moore, making clear he was far from his first choice for the candidacy.

Even Donald Trump has weighed in on the controversy, saying that people should vote for Moore because Doug Jones, who convicted the Klansmen who killed 4 girls when they bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala, is "soft on crime".

The doubling down on Moore comes a day after a report in the New York Times said the president is annoyed with his daughter Ivanka after she called out the Alabama Republican over the sexual accusations.

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