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Trump Slams Roy Moore Opponent in Morning Tweets: 'Schumer/Pelosi Puppet'

By    |   Sunday, 26 November 2017 09:20 AM

President Donald Trump on Sunday slammed Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones in two tweets, saying he would be a "disaster" for Republican plans and the US Senate.

"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," Trump tweeted.

"Jones would be a disaster!

Last week, the president courted controversy by seeming to be backing Roy Moore despite the allegations of sexual misconduct against the Republican Alabama Senate candidate.

"We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.

Top Republicans in Congress, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan, have called for Moore to leave the race, and the Republican National Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee have pulled their support for his campaign.

"He's definitely trying to throw a lifeline to Roy Moore," Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said of Trump in an interview Sunday with CNN's "State of the Union."

But Graham said when it comes to Moore, it's unclear "what winning looks like."

"If he wins, we get the baggage of him winning and it becomes a story every day about whether or not you believe the women or Roy Moore, should he stay in the Senate, should he be expelled. If you lose, you give the Senate seat to a Democrat at a time we need all the votes we can get," he said, referencing Republicans' current 52-48 majority in the Senate.

"The moral of the story is: Don't nominate somebody like Roy Moore who could actually lose a seat that any other Republican could win," Graham said.

Meanwhile, a political action committee supporting Moore is fundraising off President Trump's near-endorsement of the Alabama Republican, who is facing new allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct in the closing weeks of the campaign.

A Thanksgiving-themed email with the subject line "Giving thanks for YOU and OUR PRESIDENT!" applauds Trump, who on Tuesday discounted the sexual assault allegations against Moore and said voters must not support his "liberal" rival.

"We are thankful that his last words before leaving the White House to celebrate Thanksgiving were the strong words of support for Roy Moore," said the email from the group Solution Fund PAC.

The special election to fill the seat held by Republican Jeff Sessions, now the U.S. attorney general, is Dec. 12.

Material from the Associated Press was used in this story.

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President Trump on Sunday blasted Democratic Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones, saying he would be a "disaster.""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...
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