White House: President Trump won't campaign for Roy Moore

  • White House: President Trump won't campaign for Roy Moore

White House: President Trump won't campaign for Roy Moore

Moore denies the claims.

"I just don't believe that either one of them are qualified to be in the U.S. Senate", Busby said of Moore and Democratic candidate Doug Jones, noting that both men's professional experience was in the law.

President Donald Trump will not campaign for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore before the state's December 12 election, a White House official told The Associated Press on Monday. The seat opened up after Republican Jeff Sessions was tapped as US attorney general. The official was not authorized to discuss the president's plans publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

An explosive Washington Post report accused Roy Moore, the Republican nominee in Alabama for a Senate seat, of engaging in sexual conduct with underage women.

"We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat", Trump said. The ad does not describe the allegations.

Trump, who won election despite facing more than a dozen accusations of sexual misconduct himself, appeared last Wednesday to shrug off the allegations against Moore, saying, "Forty years is a long time". While Moore needs evangelicals to show up at the polls and Jones will rely heavily on black Democrats, a large swath of Alabama Republicans - typically Christian and conservative - holds the key to victory for both.

Many saw Trump's remarks as tacit support for Moore, but Republican Sen.

"The moral of the story is don't nominate someone like Roy Moore who can actually lose the seat any other Republican could win", Graham continued.

Moore is counting on them to send another Republican to Washington while Democrats hope Jones peels off some Republicans and others, turned off by Moore, stay home. "And, he's got my opponents in D.C. scrambling", Moore wrote in a fundraising email.

Busby said he voted for Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the 2016 Republican primary, and Donald Trump in the general election.

The news comes after The New York Times reported Saturday that the president was not happy his daughter said there is a "special place in hell for people who prey on children" when asked about the accusations against Moore. He's denied the allegations.

Busby, who was lacking any formal campaign structure or even a working website as of Monday morning, said he is counting on social media to spread the word about his campaign.