Trump: Alabama Must Elect Roy Moore
'We need his vote,' president says of embattled Senate candidate
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 4, 2017 6:37 AM CST
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President Trump speaks at a fundraiser in New York, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – President Trump has given his most explicit support yet to Roy Moore since allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against the Senate candidate in Alabama. "Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama," Trump tweeted early Monday. As Politico notes, Trump has previously weighed in on the race by criticizing Democrat Doug Jones and by taking note of Moore's denials. But Monday's tweet goes further, and the AP calls it the president's "most full-throated endorsement" of Moore yet.

"We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more," wrote Trump. "No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!" Polls remain close in the race, which will be decided on Dec. 12. The White House has previously said that Trump will not be traveling to Alabama to stump for Moore.

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