President Donald Trump will not campaign for Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore prior to the Dec. 12 special election, a White House official said on Monday.
The official, who was not authorized to reveal Trump’s plans publicly, spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
Trump will not campaign on Moore’s behalf, despite his recent public statements regarding the allegations that Moore romantically pursued multiple teenage girls when he was in his 30s and an assistant district attorney in Alabama.
Prior to his departure from the White House on Tuesday to spend Thanksgiving at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Trump said that Moore “totally denies” the accusations, which stemmed from events that purportedly occurred 40 years ago, NPR reported.
Trump also remarked on Moore’s opponent, former U.S. Attorney Doug Jones, saying that “we don’t need a liberal person” in the Senate.
“I can tell you one thing for sure,” Trump said, “we don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat.”
Trump added that he has looked at Jones’ record and contended that, “It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military.”
The president insisted that “we do not need somebody that’s bad on crime, bad on borders, bad on the military, bad on the Second Amendment.”
In a Sunday tweet, Trump continued to make his case against Jones, claiming that he would be a “Schumer/Pelosi” puppet should he be elected to the U.S. Senate.
The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY. Jones would be a disaster!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2017
Trump’s tweets and remarks have led to speculation that he might campaign on behalf of Moore.
Moore has been accused by two women of making unwanted advancements on them decades ago, when he was in his 30s and they were teenagers.
Multiple other women have come forward claiming that Moore pursued romantic relationships with them while they were in their teens.
Moore has denied all of the allegations and said he is the victim of a “witch hunt,” according to The Washington Post.
Even prior to the allegations against Moore, Jones’ campaign claimed that Moore was “unfit” for office. (For more from the author of “White House Official Leaks Bombshell Statement on Roy Moore” please click HERE)