President Trump released a statement Friday about the controversy over accusations of inappropriate sexual acts against Judge Roy Moore with a minor in 1978.
Here's what President Trump said
In a statement from the White House, Trump said that he believed that Roy Moore would "do the right thing and step aside" if the accusations were true.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that people should not rush to judgement with such serious allegations.
“Like most Americans, the president believes we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person’s life," Sanders said.
"However, the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside," she concluded.
What did Moore say about the allegations?
Moore denied the accusations completely in a series of tweets Thursday.
"The forces of evil will lie, cheat, steal — even inflict physical harm — if they believe it will silence and shut up Christian conservatives like you and me."
"I believe you and I have a duty to stand up and fight back against the forces of evil waging an all-out war on our conservative values!" he concluded. "Our nation is at a crossroads right now — both spiritually and politically."
What have Republicans said about the allegations?
Many Republican politicians have stated that Moore should step down on the condition that the allegations are proven true. Some, like Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), have already called for Moore to step down based on the allegations alone.