Trump on Roy Moore accusations: 'He totally denies it'

Kristopher Drake
November 22, 2017

Moore has denied the allegations and said he still stay in the race.

"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.

President Trump on Tuesday said it was a good thing that so many women are coming forward to talk about the sexual harassment and assault they've suffered at the hands of powerful men.

Trump, repeatedly pressed on the accusations against Moore, said he took the GOP candidate at his word, when it came to his denials of the accusations.

President Donald Trump is not known for being shy when it comes to hot-button political questions.

Previously, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had said only that Trump "thinks that the people of Alabama should make the decision on who their next senator should be".

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, who chairs the Senate Republican campaign arm, went so far as to suggest that if Moore managed to win the race, he would be expelled from the chamber soon after being seated.

Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, is the Republicans' only realistic chance to win the special December 12 election.


Moore, 70, has denied any wrongdoing.

"He says it didn't happen", Trump added, "and you have to listen to him also".

"I think it's a very special time because 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", the president said. More women have since spoken out with allegations of their own. He denied it. He was also caught on tape in 2005 boasting that he could grab women's private parts. "We want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through", she said.

"He denies it", Trump told reporters at the White House. Shelby said he will "absolutely not" vote for Moore.

Young said he advised Moore not to lend credence to the questions either and dismissed the allegations - which range from inappropriate behavior to pursuing teenage girls while he was past the age of 30 to sexual assault - as "Jerry Springer stuff".

Moore's camp has begun firing back at the media and one of the accusers.

DuPré sought to cast doubt on Leigh Corfman, who has said Moore molested her when she was 14 years old.

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