Trump defends Roy Moore: 'He totally denies it'

Michele Moreno
November 22, 2017

Representatives for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore held a weird, fiery press conference Tuesday afternoon, in which they sought to discredit allegations against Moore and raged against his political opponents, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic opponent Doug Jones, and the "fake news people" in the media. "I think it's a very special time, a lot of things are coming out and I think that's good for our society and I think it's very very good for women and I'm very happy", Trump said as he left the White House for a Thanksgiving holiday at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.

"I can tell you one thing for sure, we don't need a liberal person in there", Trump said.

Several women have said Moore tried to start romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

Trump was accused of sexual assault by multiple women during the 2016 campaign, and has continued to deny those allegations.

Trump repeatedly pointed out that Moore "totally denies" the allegations.

Republican Roy Moore's campaign is lashing out again at the news media and accusations of sexual misconduct, but refusing to answer reporters' questions.

"Women are very special", Trump responded.

He also noted that the allegations came from behaviour alleged to have happened decades ago.

Senate Republicans can only afford to lose two votes on the tax bill due to their slim 52-48 majority in the Senate, and several Senators have voiced concerns about the proposed legislation. And if you don't buy any of the sexual-misconduct allegations against Moore, he's a proud scofflaw who has twice lost his gavel as Alabama Supreme Court chief justice for defying federal court orders. "I just want everybody to know Doug Jones". And I do have to say 40 years is a long time. "He's run eight races, and this has never come up", he said.

In an appearance on "Fox & Friends" Monday, Kellyanne Conway, a top Trump adviser, similarly seemed to suggest that voters dismiss the claims against Moore and vote for the Republican.

A reporter asked Trump if an "accused child molester" was better than a Democrat.

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