Trump Calls Doug Jones a 'Schumer/Pelosi Puppet'

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He tweeted that "the last thing" Republicans need in the closely divided Senate is a Democratic "puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border".

Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore faces sexual harassment allegations by several women.

Trump has privately acknowledged that his support for Moore is cold political calculus, according to a New York Times story Saturday.

"He denies it. Look, he denies it", Trump said last week.

"Roy Moore denies it, that's all I can say", Trump said.

He also pointed out that Moore "totally denies" the accusations against him and that the media "has to listen to him also".

Trump has stopped short of outrighting endorsing Moore, but he once again assured that he wants to see the Democratic candidate, Doug Jones, defeated in the December special vote.

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Moore has been accused of sexual contact by multiple women, including Leigh Corfman, who alleges that Moore tried to initiate a sexual encounter with her when she was 14. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said on ABC's "This Week", adding that Republicans need "to turn the page" on Moore's candidacy.

McConnell reportedly has pleaded with Trump to stay out of the Alabama race, lest Moore's election sully the party's name ahead of next year's midterm elections.

Former Sen. Sessions has said he has no reason to doubt the allegations against Moore, Republican leaders in Washington have called for Moore to leave the race, and the White House has repeatedly said Trump himself felt Moore would "do the right thing and step aside" if the allegations proved true.

"We were advised that he was being suspended from the mall because he would hang around the young girls that worked in the stores and, you know, really got into a place of where they say he was harassing". Lindsey Graham said that Trump is "definitely trying to throw a lifeline to Roy Moore". This morning, as Trump was tweeting, John Thune, the powerful senator from South Dakota, was on Fox News Sunday saying he would like to see the president use his influence to get Moore out of the race.

In response to Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore's defense of alleged child molestation and predatory behavior, I would point to Occam's razor, a philosophical principle that asserts that when there are conflicting explanations for an event, the simpler one is often correct.

Moore wasn't the President's first choice for the nomination.

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