Trump backs Roy Moore: 'He denies it'

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He pointed out that Roy Moore "totally denies" sexual misconduct with a string of teenage girls, including a 14-year-old, when he was in his 30s. And I think that's good for our society.

Asked about the wave of sexual harassment and sexual abuse allegations more generally, the president said, "I think it's a very special time, because a lot of things are coming out".

Regardless of those details, the president was clear in his statement of support for Moore, in light of the possibility of losing Alabama's Senate seat to the Democrats. On Thursday, Democratic Senator Al Franken was accused of forcibly kissing and groping a Los Angeles radio host during a 2006 USO tour.

Trump's comments mark the first time he has publicly positioned himself on the matter and mark a stark contrast from the more than a dozen Senate Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who called on Moore to drop out of the race.

Similarly, there has been a notable contrast in the president's reactions.

FiveThirtyEight determined that "Bannon-ism", which is in almost every Republican voter, is "populist, nationalist" and non-interventionist.




Young said Moore "is going to help Donald Trump" pass tax reform and "build the wall" while "Doug Jones is not for stopping Obamacare".

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". The campaign says former restaurant employees and a former customer don't remember Nelson working there or Moore eating there. Incidents have to be severe or they have to be ones that happen over a period of time.

So, we waited - and watched the clock (literally here). He quoted a man who he said used to work at the mall and knew of no such ban.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington for a Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.

As well as dealing with emerging allegations, previous accusations of sexual misconduct have been brought back into the spotlight. He said it didn't happen.

Sessions said he had no reason to doubt Moore's accusers.

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