Trump has no plans to campaign for Moore in Alabama


Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore listens to a question during a news conference on November 16 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Trump's decision to stick with Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore despite sexual harassment allegations against him is rooted in the President's own sexual harassment scandal during the 2016 election.

Alabamians will vote December 12 in a special election between Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

The White House official told The Associated Press that Trump would not travel to Alabama on Moore's behalf.

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Moore was accused by multiple women of pursuing them as teenagers when he was in his early 30s.

"We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat", Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House last Tuesday. One woman alleged Moore molested her when she was just 14. "Wilson added. "'Well I know he's a cannibal, but at least he's not a Democrat' is the kind of thing that's going to wear thin outside of the narrow partisan lane Alabama represents".

"Five state campaigns. Forty years of honorable service". In the off-camera conversation in 2005 Mr. Trump was heard bragging about his ability to grope women because he's "a star". This comes as the president faces growing criticism from his GOP colleagues of his defense of Roy Moore.

Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, have called on Moore to withdraw from the race.