President Trump Tuesday offered a de facto endorsement of GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore by criticizing his opponent, Democrat Doug Jones.
From remarks at the White House before heading off to spend Thanksgiving in West Palm Beach:
Trump: I can tell you one thing for sure: We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat — Jones. I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military. I can tell you for a fact, we do not need somebody that’s going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment.
Reporter: Is Roy Moore, a child molester, better than a Democrat? He’s an accused —
Trump: Well, he denies it. Look, he denies it. I mean, if you look at what is really going on, and you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours, he totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. And, you know, you have to listen to him also. You’re talking about, he said 40 years ago this did not happen. So, you know —
Reporter: Are you going to campaign for Roy Moore?
Trump: I’ll be letting you know next week.