Trump Endorses Senate Nominee Accused of Sexual Assaults: ‘We Need Roy Moore to Win in Alabama'

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump explicitly endorsed Roy Moore on Monday, shedding any hesitation about backing an Alabama Senate nominee who has been accused of forcible sexual assault on a 16-year-old and trying to have illegal sex with a 14-year-old decades ago.Trump has previously spoken out forcefully against Moore's Democratic opponent, and two weeks ago he used his bully pulpit to weigh in on the credibility of the accusations against Moore, saying he's inclined to believe the nominee over his accusers.But until Monday morning, the White House insisted that Trump would refrain from stumping for Moore -- although he's holding a campaign rally Friday night in Pensacola, Fla., just 20 miles across the border from Alabama. Media coverage is certain to spill into Alabama, four days before the special election to finish the term of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.   Continue reading...

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