Trump offers full support for embattled Republican Roy Moore

Roy Moore
FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks during his election party in Montgomery, Ala. Moore won the Alabama Republican primary runoff for U.S. Senate. Moore who bested President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the state’s Senate vacancy is visiting the capital on Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

WASHINGTON (AP/CBS42) — President Donald Trump is throwing his full support behind embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

Trump tweeted early Monday that “Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama.”

“We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!”

It was Trump’s most full-throated endorsement of Moore, who has lost the backing of many top Republicans since he was hit with allegations of sexual misconduct decades ago.

Trump continued:

“Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders…& so much more. Look at your 401-k’s since Election. Highest Stock Market EVER! Jobs are roaring back!”

The President has assailed Democratic candidate Doug Jones and has defended Moore against allegations of child molestation. But the White House has said he has no plans to make campaign appearances.

Moore expressed gratitude for the President’s support.

“Thankful for President Trump’s support. The America First agenda will #MAGA. Can’t wait to help him #DrainTheSwamp. #ALSEN”

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