He says of the Alabama race: "We don't need a liberal person in there".
Before the allegations came to light, Moore was heavily favored to defeat Democrat Doug Jones, a former federal prosecutor, in the special election on December 12. But he ill-advisedly shifted to the claim that "you don't need somebody who's soft on crime like Jones". "We want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through", she said.
For Mr Trump, who notes that Mr Moore has repeatedly denied the allegations, the line has not yet been crossed. That's some law-and-order guy all right.
Trump even left the door open for campaigning on behalf of Moore.
Stopping short of a full-throated endorsement of Moore-Trump did endorse Moore's opponent Luther Strange in the Republican primaries-the president said he'd reveal more information about campaigning with the candidate next week. If there are any subjects on earth that Donald Trump should walk over hot coals to avoid, it is these.
Several women have come forward and accused Moore of pursuing romantic relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, and several others also have accused him of assault.
By saying he supports Moore's version of events, Trump is, de facto, saying that the women aren't telling the truth. It's not surprising to see Trump join Republicans in Moore's state. "Now he's looking at the situation and thinking there's a chance that Roy Moore can win, and if Roy Moore can win, that's ultimately in his interest because all he cares about is getting a big legislative win".
"I think it's a very special time because a lot of things are coming out and I think that's good for our society and I think it's very, very good for women", Trump said. He's run eight races and this has never come up.
POTUS has basically made a decision to support the alleged predator in his race for the Alabama Senate seat. Ivanka Trump said there's a special place in hell for people who prey on children. Shelby said he will "absolutely not" vote for Moore.