President Donald Trump opened up publicly about the scandals rocking the Roy Moore campaign for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat in an impromptu news conference Tuesday.
Here’s video of Trump talking about Moore:
Here’s what he said:
“We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat, Jones, I’ve looked at his record, he’s terrible on crime,” Trump said, appearing to endorse Moore over the Democrat, Doug Jones, who was a former prosecutor.
When asked if he believed the allegations made against Moore, he answered, “He totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen, and you know you have to listen to him also.”
Trump said he would announce next week if he would be actively campaigning for Moore.
Trump was leaving the White House for a Thanksgiving vacation in Florida when he was asked by reporters about Moore among other political topics.
About the Harvey Weinstein inundation of allegations
Reporters asked if he had any thoughts about the numerous revelations of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood figures and in many other industries.
“Women are very special. I think it’s a very special time because a lot of things are coming out, and I think that’s very good for our society,” Trump responded. “And I think it’s very very good for women, and I’m very happy a lot of these things are coming out, and I’m very happy it’s being exposed.”
About Democrat Rep. Conyers
He had no comment about 88-year-old Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), who was revealed to have settled a case with a former staffer who accused him of sexual harassment. Another accusation was discovered against him, but that was voluntarily dropped.
As far as Al Franken is concerned
“As far as Franken is concerned,” Trump said, “he’s gonna have to speak for himself. I’d rather he speak for himself.”
Franken is now denying a second allegation of sexual harassment from a woman who says he groped her in 2010.
Moore has vehemently denied the allegations against him, and blamed what he says is a collusion between Republican establishment and Democrats against his campaign.