President Donald Trump on Monday offered his most explicit endorsement to date of Roy Moore, the embattled Republican Senate candidate in Alabama who stands accused of making unwanted sexual advances on teenagers when he was in his 30s. "They are malicious. Specifically, I do not know any of these women", Moore said at a recent campaign event.
"Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama", Trump tweeted Monday morning. "We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more".
Moore's denials seemed less than convincing to many.
Trump briefly floated the possibility to reporters that he might campaign with Moore in Alabama, but the White House later clarified that Trump would not make any campaign appearances in the state.
The schoolgirl-chasing pervert reveled in Trump's endorsement, bragging that the president called him a "fighter" and told him, "Go get 'em Roy".
"(Trump) is making the point that in one of our best opportunities for significant tax relief. we couldn't muster any support from Democrats", he said.
Moore received a small number of contributions earmarked through the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Club for Growth, the bulk of which came before the first reports of the sexual misconduct allegations.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and many other Republicans in Washington have said they believe the accusations against Moore and called on him to drop out. He did note, however, that Moore has "totally" denied the allegations against him.
The full-throated support from the president comes with just eight days until the state's special election to fill the seat left empty when Jeff Sessions became attorney general.Trump defended Moore last month against the allegations of sexual misconduct.
A CBS News poll of Alabama Republicans released Sunday found that 71 percent believe the allegations against Moore to be false.