Refinery 29: Trump Officially Backs Roy Moore For Senator, Despite The Child Molestation Allegations
“The President had a positive call with Judge Roy Moore during which they discussed the state of the Alabama Senate race and the President endorsed Judge Moore’s campaign,” White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement.Moore has been accused of molesting a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old when he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s. But Trump, who has been accused of sexual assault himself, went ahead with his endorsement anyway.President Donald Trump officially endorsed Republican candidate Roy Moore, despite the child molestation and sexual misconduct allegations against him.At least six women have accused Moore, who is vying for a U.S. Senate seat representing Alabama, of pursuing relationships with them when they were teens and he was an assistant district attorney in his 30s. One of the women said that when she was 14 she had one encounter with Moore that turned sexual in nature, even though the age of consent in Alabama was 16 at the time. Another woman alleges that Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16. Moore denies the allegations.