President Trump appeared to throw his full support behind Roy Moore without mentioning him by name, telling reporters at the White House that a Democrat should not win the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and offering his strongest support yet of the embattled Republican nominee who is facing a growing list of women who accuse him of pursuing inappropriate relationships with them when they were teenagers.
“I can tell you one thing for sure. We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat, Jones. I have looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for Florida, where he will spend Thanksgiving.
A reporter then asked the President if “an accused child molester better than a Democrat?”
“He denies it. He totally denies it,” Trump said in response to the question about accusations that Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl.
“Forty years is a long time. He’s run eight races, and this has never come up,” Trump added. “All you can do is, you have to do what you have to do. [Moore] totally denies it.”