Trump Defends Roy Moore Against Misconduct Allegations: 'He Totally Denies It'

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Let's be clear about something: asking President Trump, an accused sex offender, about Alabama Republican Roy Moore, the Senate candidate who's been accused of sexual assault, is like asking Harvey Weinstein to comment on R. Kelly.

"I've looked at his record, it's bad on crime, it's awful on the border, it's awful on the military", Trump said of Jones, ahead of the December 12 election.

Though Moore has denied allegations of wrongdoing and blamed the uproar on the news media and his political opponents, many top Republicans have denounced Moore and said they believe the women's stories are credible. If you look at what is really going on and you look at all the things that have happened over the past 48 hours, he totally denies it. "He says it didn't happen", Trump said of Moore in response to shouted questions from reporters about the nine women who have made claims against him. He's run eight races and this has never come up. "I had to take leave from my job", she said.

But Trump on Tuesday left the door open to campaigning with Moore.

At an Alabama event on Tuesday, spokespeople for Moore denied the allegations against the candidate but refused to answer questions as women come forward about Moore's past. Ivanka Trump said there's a special place in hell for people who prey on children.

That's a huge break from where McConnell and the rest of the Republican establishment are on the Moore issue - and where they hoped Trump would be. "I do have to say, 40 years is a long time". "Nobody ever says his name, and they pretend that he's some kind of conservative Democrat in Alabama, and he's not". "The women are Trump voters". He's weak on crime, weak on borders. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders has said the administration's position is that all of Trump's accusers are lying.

Asked whether that meant Republicans should vote for Moore, Conway responded: "I'm telling you that we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through".

A recent FiveThirtyEight study found that the "Bannon wing" actually represents a "major part of the modern Republican Party". Jeff Flake, who has been critical of Trump and is retiring in 2018, said Monday.

He added: "Roy Moore denies it".

Hey, look I've assaulted women in my past and I'm the fucking president.