President Donald Trump broke his silence Tuesday afternoon on allegations of sexual abuse facing Roy Moore, the Republican Party’s Senate nominee in Alabama.
But what he said is only likely to add to his party’s growing problems in the race.
“He denies it,” Trump said of Moore who has insisted the allegations of several women that he pursued relationships with them when they were between 14 and 19 are totally false.
“Look, he denies it. If you look at what is really going on, if you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours. He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. And you know you have to look at him also. He says, 40 years ago, this did not happen.”
Asked whether he might campaign for Moore in advance of the December 12 special election, Trump left the door open to the possibility.
“I’ll be letting you know next week,” he told reporters before jetting off to his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida where he and his family will spend Thanksgiving. “But I can tell you, you don’t need somebody who’s soft on crime like (Democratic nominee Doug Jones).”
Politico has revealed the private conversations that led to today’s move by the President.
Behind the scenes, in what sources say were “animated conversations,” Trump expressed skepticism about the accusers’ accounts and, furthermore, questioned why they were emerging now, just weeks before the election.
According to Politico, “The White House advisers said the president drew parallels between Moore’s predicament and the one he faced just over a year ago when, during the final weeks of the 2016 campaign, Trump confronted a long line of women who accused him of harassment. He adamantly denied the claims.”
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