President Donald Trump dismissed a woman who accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault and told people to “go out and vote” for Moore during a Friday rally in Florida.
Trump was speaking in Pensacola, Florida, which is near the Alabama border, ahead of the Yellowhammer State’s Tuesday election.
“Did you see that?” Trump asked rally-goers, referencing accuser Beverly Nelson’s admission that she added words to a yearbook inscription she said Moore wrote.
Nelson has accused Moore of sexually assaulting her in a restaurant parking lot when she was 16 and Moore was 30. She continues to maintain that Moore wrote, “To a sweeter, more beautiful girl I could not say, ‘Merry Christmas’ 1977. Love, Roy Moore D.A.”
However, Nelson said in a Friday interview that she added the line, “12-22-1977 Old Hickory House.”
Moore denies Nelson’s claims of misconduct.
Nelson is represented by famed liberal attorney Gloria Allred, and Trump told rally-goes, “Anytime you see [Allred] you know something is going wrong.”
Trump went on to say that Republicans can’t “afford” to have a Democrat win the election in Alabama, and that Jones is a “puppet” of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
However, Jones has run radio advertisements saying that he will stand up to Schumer.
Trump concluded his riff by saying, “Get out and vote for Roy Moore…Do it.”