It looks like President Donald Trump
is all in on Roy Moore
Hours after tweeting his endorsement
of the Alabama Republican Senate candidate — who is facing a host of allegations including child molestation and sexual assault — the president apparently called the former state Supreme Court Justice to deliver the news that Moore officially has Trump’s backing.
According to the Facebook page of Moore’s wife, Kayla Moore
CNN’s Kaitlan Collins
, confirmed by The Guardian
), the president offered her husband his “full support” in a Monday morning phone call.
“Judge Moore just got off the phone with President Trump-we have his full support!” Kayla Moore wrote. “Thank you Mr. President! Let’s MAGA!
For weeks, Trump has avoided and danced around the issue of whether he’d endorse Moore to fill the Senate seat formerly occupied by Attorney General Jeff Sessions
. On Nov. 26, the president fired a Tweet blasting Moore’s Democratic opponent
, Doug Jones
“The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY,” Trump wrote
. “Jones would be a disaster!”
Trump also scheduled a curiously timed and placed campaign rally
four days before the election in Pensacola, FL — just 25 miles from the Alabama state line.
But with new polls showing Moore leading
the race by a slim margin, the President is making the commitment to Moore — despite all of the shocking allegations.
UPDATE 12:40 p.m. ET
— The Moore campaign has released a statement (via Elaina Plott
of the Washingtonian
) touting the president’s endorsement.
UPDATE 12:49 p.m. ET — The White House confirms the phone call and endorsement of Moore. (Via NBC News.)
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