On Tuesday, President Trump essentially re-endorsed embattled Senate Republican Alabama candidate Roy Moore, who has been credibly accused of sexual assaults on underage girls. Trump stated, “I could 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 who is going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad on the military, bad on the Second Amendment.”
He then added, “He denies it. Look, he denies it. If you look at what is really going on and you look at all the things that have happened over the past 48 hours, he totally denies it, he says it didn’t happen, and you have to listen to him also. You’re talking about, he said 40 years ago this did not happen.” Trump also stated, "40 years is a long time ... All you can do is you have to do what you have to do, he totally denies it."
Trump even left open the possibility of campaigning with Moore, stating that he would let the media know next week.
He then continued, "Women are very special, 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 that's very good for women, and I'm very happy these things are coming out, and I'm very happy it's being exposed." Trump refused to comment on Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) as well.
This is a dramatic departure from other members of the administration, who have said that they believe Moore’s accusers, but have signaled willingness to embrace Moore’s candidacy in order to prevent Democrat Doug Jones from taking the seat. Trump seems to doubt the accusations entirely.