White House counselor Kellyanne Conway referred to President Donald Trump’s “tremendous moral standards” when asked to defend his endorsement of Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore during a Wednesday appearance on CNN’s “New Day.”
Conway, when questioned about the morality of Trump endorsing Moore, said the president had “tremendous moral standards” and was concerned about the allegations of sexual misconduct with minors.
“The president has said the following: the allegations are troubling, Roy Moore has denied them, the president said they’re 40 years old,” Conway told “New Day” host Chris Cuomo. “Nobody came forward before; the guy’s been on the ballot many times. Doug Jones is a liberal Democrat the president has said, and he doesn’t want a liberal Democrat representing Alabama in the United States Senate.”
Trump formally endorsed Moore on Monday and called on Alabama voters to support the former judge because his vote is needed in the Senate.
“Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump tweeted. “We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!”
Moore has denied all allegations of misconduct.
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