Donald Trump Doesn’t Believe Women, but He Does Believe Roy Moore.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump tiptoed up to the edge of (re)endorsing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has faced a barrage of credible allegations that he romantically pursued teenagers routinely in his hometown of Gadsden while he was in his 30s. “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,” Trump said as he was leaving Washington, D.C. Tuesday for his Mar-a-Lago resort.
That wasn’t all of the cynicism from Trump. Trump was then asked by a reporter: “Is an accused child molester better than a Democrat?” Trump used the power of his office to cast doubt on the women’s stories:
Let me just tell you, Roy Moore denies it. That’s all I can say. He denies it. And, by the way, he totally 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.
Politico reported Trump had expressed doubts about the veracity of the women’s stories privately to advisers and Republican leaders.