On Sunday, President Trump used some bombastic language to describe Democrat Doug Jones, in his latest showing of support for embattled Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore.
‘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!’
The president followed that up by reminding voters that he had backed incumbent Sen. Luther Strange in the state’s Republican primary, but Strange lost to the far-right Moore, who has been accused of preying on teenage girls.
President Trump, seen giving sandwiches to service members on Thanksgiving, went after Roy Moore’s Democratic opponent Doug Jones on Twitter Sunday
President Trump suggested Democrat Doug Jones would raise ‘taxes to the sky’ if he won the Alabama Senate seat over embattled Republican Roy Moore
President Trump also reminded American that he didn’t support Roy Moore in the special election’s GOP primary, instead backing Alabama incumbent Sen. Luther Strange
‘I endorsed Luther Strange in the Alabama Primary,’ Trump wrote. ‘He shot way up in the polls but it wasn’t enough.’
‘Can’t let Schumer/Pelosi win this race,’ Trump continued, name-dropping Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the top Democrat in the Senate and House, respectively.
‘Liberal Jones would be BAD!’ Trump added.
Trump had sang a similar tune on Tuesday when he left the White House for Mar-a-Lago, the ‘winter White House’ in Palm Beach, Florida, where he spent the Thanksgiving holiday.
Then, Trump came closer to endorsing Moore, giving the Republican Senate hopeful a pass, because Moore has denied the various allegations.
‘Roy Moore denies it … And by the way, he totally denies it,’ Trump said.
When asked if he planned to campaign alongside Moore, Trump said he wasn’t ready to answer that question yet.
‘I will be letting you know next week. But I can tell you we don’t need somebody who’s soft on crime like Jones,’ Trump said.
Who will be campaigning alongside Moore is former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, who’s expected to appear at an event with the candidate on December 5, ahead of the December 12 special election.
Bannon and Trump split their endorsements in the special election with Bannon backing and campaigning for Moore and Trump picking Strange, who also had the support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
But Alabama Republicans went anti-establishment in their choice in Moore, a controversial judge who was twice removed from the state Supreme Court.
Likely getting a bump from Trump, Moore has retaken the lead in the Alabama Senate race in two new polls.
Moore has been accused of sexual assault by three women, including one who was 14 at the time, and inappropriate behavior by a number of others.
He’s denied the allegations and refused to leave the race, even after a number of high profile Republicans have said he should go.