Trump attacks opponent of controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore

There is no way for President Trump to ever disavow Moore unless his accusations are authenticated

What about 'whataboutism?' The Roy Moore attacks are backfiring on Dems | Mulshine

Moore vehemently denies the allegations.

"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", Trump tweeted Sunday morning, suggesting that Democrat Doug Jones would side with the Senate and House Democratic leaders.

"If he wins, you get the baggage of him winning and it becomes a story every day about whether or not you believe the women or Roy Moore", Graham said. "When you're a star, they let you do it", Trump said on the "Access Hollywood" tape. His campaign held an afternoon news conference to vigorously question the account of Beverly Nelson, who said Moore assaulted her when she was a 16-year-old waitress. After Conway criticized Democratic candidate Doug Jones for being a "doctrinaire liberal", host Brian Kilmeade countered with: "So vote Roy Moore?".

Nine women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct, including one who was just 14 when Moore, then in his 30s, approached her.

McConnell reportedly has pleaded with Trump to stay out of the Alabama race, lest Moore's election sully the party's name ahead of next year's midterm elections.

What about 'whataboutism?' The Roy Moore attacks are backfiring on Dems | Mulshine

"Well, that's a political decision by the president and he's definitely trying to throw a life line to Roy Moore", Graham said during CNN's State of the Union. "If you lose, you give the Senate seat to a Democrat at a time we need all the votes we can get", he said, referring to Republicans' current 52-48 majority in the Senate. "And by the way, he totally denies it".

Moore tells supporters in his fundraising appeal, "I appreciate Donald Trump for defending my honor and my character". "He says it didn't happen". Other Senators took to Sunday TV programmes to criticise their president's apparent support for Moore. He denied it. A tape was also released catching him boasting in 2005 that he could grab women's private parts with impunity.

The president also told amid a scrum of cameras that he isn't ready to announce whether he'll campaign for Moore as the December 12 special election looms.

Ronna Romney McDaniel, the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, said Alabama voters will have to be the "judge and jury" on whether Mr Moore is elected. Initially following the Post's reporting, the White House said in a statement that Moore should step aside from the race if Corfman's allegations were true.

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