'We don't need a liberal:' Trump discounts Roy Moore accusations

Republican Rep. Scott Taylor of Virginia

With votes for the GOP tax bill getting harder to whip, Donald Trump has voiced support for Roy Moore in the race for Alabama's Senate seat, defending the Republican candidate against charges of sexual misconduct. Trump spoke to reporters at the White House before leaving for a Thanksgiving break at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

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

Several women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct, including assault, when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

The women who have accused Moore are "Trump voters", the president said, before again stating that Moore "totally denies it".

When pressed later, President Trump added, "Roy Moore denies it, that's all I can say".

Moore, 70, has denied the accusations and has said he is the victim of a witch hunt.

"But I can tell you, you don't need somebody who's soft on crime like (Democratic nominee Doug Jones)".

"Women are very special", Trump said. Trump forcibly condemned Franken in multiple tweets but has remained silent on the accusations against Moore. Luther Strange (R-AL). Bannon endorsed and campaigned for Moore, who ended up thumping Strange.

Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other prominent lawmakers have pressed Moore to quit the race.

Corfman said that since the story in the Washington Post there have been "a lot of people that have come out and have said that because of my courage they're able to do the same". That if Moore says he didn't do these things, then he must not have.

Trump's comments are likely to complicate an already knotty situation for Republicans.

"I'll be letting you know next week", he said, when asked whether he will campaign with Moore.

After having been burned by backing the establishment-endorsed candidate in the Alabama Senate primary over Roy Moore, Donald Trump isn't making the same "mistake" twice.

"If the president was running today, I bet he would not be elected because I think we have had a huge cultural shift that is 40 years in the making", the California representative CBS' "Face the Nation".

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

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