President Trump is fully endorsing Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore in one of the most important elections of our lifetime.
The White House has said Trump would not travel to Alabama to campaign for Moore, but the president is planning to stage a campaign-style rally just across the state line, in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday night, four days ahead of the special election.
This comes as the Republican has been targeted by Democrats and the mainstream media for unverified allegations from almost 40 years ago, but Moore is fighting back.
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The Post said Moore's campaign did not respond to requests for comment. "We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more". The legal age of consent in Alabama is 16.
He has denied the allegations.
One alleges he molested her when she was 14 years old.
In a tweet, Mr Trump pointed to the slim 52-48 Republican majority in the Senate as a reason for his support.
The Alabama special election will take place on December 12, and Trump will be holding a rally just across the state border in Pensacola, Florida on Friday. "If you look at all the things that have happened over the last 48 hours".
President Trump and Moore also spoke over the phone this morning, with the president expressing "enthusiastic support for Judge Moore's candidacy" according to a statement released by the campaign following the call. "We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat", Trump said. He said Trump felt that "when allegations arise 38 years later - when Roy Moore has been a very public figure for those 38 years, he's run multiple times statewide in Alabama, the people of Alabama have an opportunity to choose and make decisions about Roy Moore's character - that there are certain questions that come about the timing of these allegations".
The accusations against Moore - and national Republicans' near total-desertion of his campaign, apart from Trump - has made the Alabama Senate race unusually competitive.