Donald Trump appears to back Roy Moore despite allegations against Alabama senator

Donald Trump appears to support Roy Moore in Alabama Senate seat despite sexual misconduct allegations

The Republican candidate has denied allegations of sexual misconduct

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Donald Trump has appeared to throw his support behind Roy Moore despite the allegations made against the Alabama senator.

In recent weeks, a number of women have come forward with claims the former chief justice made inappropriate sexual advances on them when they were teenagers. 

Moore has denied all of the claims, blaming both the media and establishment for spreading lies about him. 

In a Q&A session at Mar-a-Lago, the US President has appeared to support the candidate, saying the Alabama seat didn't need "a liberal, a Democrat."

Trump attacked Moore's chief opponent, Doug Jones, over his record on crime and the military, and declined to say whether or not he believed the allegations against the Republican. 

The US President only said "he denies" the accusations in response. 

The allegations against Roy Moore were first reported in The Washington Post two weeks ago, and a number of other Republicans have called for him to step aside over the claims.