Ivanka Trump's Criticism of Candidate Roy Moore Backfires

December 11, 2017Dec 11, 2017

Both Republicans and Democrats alike have been piling on criticism of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. Ivanka Trump is among many national figures who have denounced Moore, despite President Trump's continued decision to back him, according to The Hill

According to Politico, there are several reasons why President Trump is continuing to support candidate Roy Moore, despite accusations that he touched a 14-year-old girl in a sexual manner when he was only 32. Trump is reportedly upset that many establishment members of the Republican Party, including Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan, are refusing to support the Alabama candidate. 

Politico speculates that a perceived pile-on against Moore, if anything, actually moves Trump toward the former judge. As a man who was once a victim of an establishment pile-on, and as a person who has been on the receiving end of sexual assault allegations — many of which were proven to be uncredible — Trump is likely to more enthusiastically support Moore as the establishment GOP turns their back on him. Moore, like Trump, is now a conservative underdog in the race, given widespread negative media coverage and scathing denunciations from leading figures in the GOP.

It appears that despite Ivanka's attempts to sway her dad in the opposite direction, Trump remains firmly in the Roy Moore camp. In fact, Trump has taken several opportunities to go out of his way to endorse the Alabama Republican. 

"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," Donald Trump wrote last week.

In fact, Politico reports that Trump "resented" and was "angry" that his daughter attacked Roy Moore. 

Ivanka Trump has claimed that there is "a special place in hell for people who prey on children." She has also claimed that she has "yet to see a valid explanation, and I have no reason to doubt the victims' accounts." 

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