Trump says Republican Roy Moore must be elected in Alabama


President Trump suggested on Tuesday that voters in Alabama should support the embattled Republican Senate candidate, Roy Moore, as the alternative on the ballot is a Democrat.

Later in the gaggle, he reiterated Moore "denies" the claims made against him.

He pointed to Mr Moore's assertions that he did nothing wrong.

When pressed later, President Trump added, "Roy Moore denies it, that's all I can say".

Asked for his message to women amidst the flood of stories about sexual harassment by powerful men in politics, media and Hollywood, Trump said women were "very special" and called it a "very special time".

"Alabamians, if you've got a teenager that's in the locker room that's a girl and one of these transgender people decides they want to be a girl for the day, well Doug Jones thinks they should be able to go take a shower with them", Young said.

President Trump all but endored Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual assault and child sex abuse.

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"Well, he denies. I mean, he denies". And by the way, it is a total denial.

Moore is facing several allegations of gross sexual misconduct involving minors, from incidents that allegedly happened almost 40 years ago.

Trump, McConnell and the NRSC backed Moore's primary opponent, appointed Sen. "And y'all can keep trotting them out if you want to".

Ben DuPré, who identified himself as a longtime Moore ally and billed the event as a news conference, said the former judge is "above reproach".

Young said he advised Moore not to lend credence to the questions either and dismissed the allegations - which range from inappropriate behavior to pursuing teenage girls while he was past the age of 30 to sexual assault - as "Jerry Springer stuff".

"We don't believe a word of these lies", DuPré said of the allegations.