After weeks of relative silence, President Donald Trump on Tuesday finally weighed in on the allegations of sexual assault against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.
"He denies it, he denies it," Trump said of Moore, speaking on the South Lawn of the White House. "He says it didn't happen, and you have to listen to him also. And he said, 40 years ago, that this did not happen."
Nine women have alleged that Moore pursued inappropriate sexual relationships with them in the late 1970s and early 80s, when they were teenagers and Moore was in his 30s. Two of these women allege that Moore assaulted them when they were minors.
Trump stressed the need to keep Moore's opponent out of the Senate. "I can tell you one thing for sure — we don't need a liberal Democrat in there," he said.
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