As the horrific sexual assault and pedophilia allegations against Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore have shaken the Republican Party to its core, Donald Trump has been uncharacteristically silent about the entire thing – until now.
The division over the Moore allegations tore the GOP apart. Regardless of whether in support of or condemning Moore’s actions, the majority of conservatives had something to say about the many accusations that Moore was harassing and assaulting teenage girls. It seemed that everyone had spoken up about Moore besides Trump, but this morning the disgraced president broke his silence – and it’s just as disgusting as we all thought it would be.
After previously telling reporters that America doesn’t need a “liberal Democrat” in the Senate seat, Trump doubled down this morning in a statement that is practically an endorsement of the pedophile. Trump tweeted:
“The last thing we need in Alabama and the U.S. Senate is a Schumer/Pelosi puppet who is WEAK on Crime, WEAK on the Border, Bad for our Military and our great Vets, Bad for our 2nd Amendment, AND WANTS TO RAISES TAXES TO THE SKY. Jones would be a disaster!”
In his tweet, Trump attacked Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones, while pretty much excusing Moore’s heinous behavior in favor of keeping a GOP seat. Then again, what more can we expect from a man who also has a long history of sexually assaulting women (and a teen girl), who has even admitted to it on tape?
About an hour later, Trump followed up that tweet to note that he had originally endorsed Luther Strange in the GOP primary, but reiterated that he just wants Jones to lose.
We were all waiting for Trump to finally say something on Moore. However, this was not the response that we had hoped for. This is beyond unpresidential – Trump is clearly endorsing a dangerous man, a pedophile, and a criminal.