Last month, troubling stories emerged about Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. Though the harmful allegations have not been confirmed, they have inevitably affected his race for public office.
Until now, President Trump has not directly spoken out about the allegations against the candidate. In mid-November, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the first comments that stemmed directly from the president.
She said that President Trump found the allegations against Moore "very troubling." However, she said that he believes that the voters of Alabama should be the deciding factor in whether or not Moore gets elected.
Sanders was asked whether the president believes that Moore should drop out of the race. Reporters also asked whether Trump believes that the women who came forward with stories are credible or not.
To both questions, the press secretary reiterated what she had stated before. She said that ultimately, the decision should be at the discretion of Alabama voters. She said that President Trump was not asking Moore to drop out of the race.
Meanwhile, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as well as House Speaker Paul Ryan, have asked Moore to step out of his race for the Senate.
Now, for the first time, President Trump has clearly stated his opinion on Roy Moore's Senate race. He sent out a series of tweets on Monday morning regarding the Alabama race and his own efforts with tax cuts, immigration, and other policies.
He said that his aspirations for the tax cuts "is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama." He then went on to say how harmful it would be if Jones was put into office.
For the first time since the allegations, President Trump gave his public endorsement to Senate candidate Roy Moore. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts on Facebook. In other recent news, a well-known band singer just passed away at 70.