Trump weighs in on sexual assault allegations against Roy Moore

US Senator Al Franken

US Senator Al Franken

President Donald Trump threw his support behind the republican candidate on Tuesday.

In a related question, a majority of Republicans seemed to have lingering doubts about the veracity of the claims against Moore.

The women who have called Moore a sexual predator, the president believes, may not be telling the truth.

In response to Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore's defense of alleged child molestation and predatory behavior, I would point to Occam's razor, a philosophical principle that asserts that when there are conflicting explanations for an event, the simpler one is often correct. "If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours".

Moore has denied most of the allegations, and has so far resisted calls from dozens of GOP lawmakers and officials to withdraw from the Alabama Senate race. McConnell and his allies have been particularly infuriated as Trump has reacted with indifference to a series of ideas they have floated to try to block Moore.

Meanwhile, the Democrat in the Senate race is spotlighting Moore's accusers in a new ad. Lindsey Graham said, "If you can't be in a mall, you shouldn't be in the Senate".

What the president did not foresee was that the friction would reach inside his immediate family.

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The Times cites three staff members confirmed hearing the comments, with Trump asking "Do you believe this?" to several aides in the Oval Office. He is running against Democrat Doug Jones to fill the Senate seat left vacant when Jeff Sessions joined the Trump Administration to become Attorney General.

But something deeper has been consuming Trump.

Moore, meanwhile, has continued to deny the array of accusations made against him. The Times noted that Trump verified the accuracy of the tape and apologized for his recorded comments when they were first unearthed in October 2016.

His position was a break from that of other national Republicans.

Absent action from Trump, party leaders have explored - and abandoned - a number of ways to derail Moore. Public polls have indicated a close race.

He also emphasised that he did not want Mr Moore's Democratic opponent to win.

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