Trump Attacks Credibility of Roy Moore Accuser

He cites her addition to yearbook signature
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 9, 2017 6:37 AM CST
President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign-style rally at the Pensacola Bay Center, in Pensacola, Fla., Friday, Dec. 8, 2017.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – President Trump didn't stump for Roy Moore in Alabama on Friday, but he did the next best thing at a raucous rally near the state line in Pensacola, Florida. "Get out and vote for Roy Moore. Do it. Do it," Trump told the crowd, per the AP. Trump said Moore's opponent, Doug Jones, is a "liberal Democrat" who would be "completely controlled" by Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi in the House and Chuck Schumer in the Senate. "He's their total puppet and everybody knows it," Trump said during a wide-ranging speech that included riffs on the U.S. immigration system and the nation's economic performance since he took office. He touched briefly on the closely watched Senate race that will be decided when voters in next-door Alabama go to the polls Tuesday.

Trump also taunted Beverly Nelson, one of Moore's accusers, who had presented a yearbook inscription by Moore as a key piece of evidence that the candidate knew his accuser. Nelson said Friday she had added a notation marking the date and place where it was signed. "Did you see what happened today? You know, the yearbook? Did you see that? There was a little mistake made," Trump said, shifting to a sing-songy voice. "She started writing things in the yearbook." Moore, who is 70, has been dogged by multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including accusations that he molested two teenage girls and pursued romantic relationships with several others while in his 30s. Moore has denied the allegations.


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