President Trump is standing by his endorsement of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused by at least nine women of sexually harassing or assaulting them when they were teenagers. One of the women says Moore removed her shirt and pants, then touched her over her bra and underwear, when she was only 14 years old. She says she recalls thinking, “I wanted it over with—I wanted out. Please just get this over with. Whatever this is, just get it over.” This is Trump, speaking Tuesday.
President Donald Trump: “I think he’s going to do very well. We don’t want to have a liberal Democrat in Alabama, believe me. We want strong borders. We want stopping crime. We want to have the things that we represent. And we certainly don’t want to have a liberal Democrat that’s controlled by Nancy Pelosi and controlled by Chuck Schumer. We don’t want to have that for Alabama. Thank you all very much. Thank you.”
The Republican National Committee has recommitted money and resources to Alabama’s special election on December 12, after President Trump tweeted his support for Roy Moore on Monday. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon campaigned for Moore in Alabama Tuesday. Meanwhile, “Late Night” show host Stephen Colbert lashed out at Trump Tuesday night for supporting Roy Moore.
Stephen Colbert: “Yes we want stopping crime. We just not want stopping sexual assault. … Moore is grateful for Trump’s support, tweeting, 'I look forward to fighting alongside the president to #MAGA!' Of course, that’s the sound teenage girls make when they see Roy Moore at the mall. 'Maga!'”