Donald Trump Cuts the Crap, Endorses Alleged Child Molester
Dec 05 2017
Roy Moore, the AlabamaRepublican Senate candidate accused of sexually assaulting underage girls, thanked President Donald Trump for his full endorsement Monday, Dec. 4.
The White House has said Trump would not travel to Alabama to campaign for Moore, but the president is planning to stage a campaign-style rally just across the state line, in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday night, four days ahead of the special election.
Multiple women, including Corfman in an interview with The Washington Post, have accused Moore of pursing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his early 30s.
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Trump had endorsed Moore before the scandal, after he won the September primary over incumbent Sen. "We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more", Trump tweeted in support of a candidate the Republican National Committee pulled its funding from. The legal age of consent in Alabama is 16. He did note, however, that Moore has "totally" denied the allegations against him.
In the initial aftermath of the report, Trump remained mum in public and his staff suggested the President did not support Moore because he was not campaigning in Alabama.
One alleges he molested her when she was 14 years old. Richard Uihlein, one of the nation's top donors to conservative candidates and causes, gave $100,000 to the Proven Conservative PAC, which supports Moore, disclosures filed last week show. "And look, you have to look at him also".
"We need RepublicanRoy Moore to win in Alabama", he said in a tweet.
Trump has dodged backing Moore up until now, leaving fellow Republicans to call out Moore.
Some of the women have also claimed Moore made sexual advances on them.
Donald Trump never condemned Judge Roy Moore for the well-substantiated accusations of child molestation.
Moore has faced several critics within his own party in the Senate, but as his campaign has endured the allegations, some have softened their stance.
Trump's move runs counter to many other Republican leaders who have repudiated Moore and called on him to exit the race. Over the weekend, McConnell said simply that it's up to the voters of Alabama.