December 5, 2017
President Trump praised Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore while meeting with GOP senators at the White House on Tuesday.
The president made the comments while sitting next to retiring Senator Jeff Flake, who has been a vocal critic of Moore amid the allegations against the judge.
President Trump said he has strong confidence in Moore’s campaign, and blasted his liberal rival Doug Jones as a — quote — “shill for establishment Democrats.”
“We don’t want to have a liberal Democrat in Alabama, believe me,” said the president. “We want strong borders, we want stopping crime, we want to have the things that we represent and we certainly don’t want to have a liberal Democrat that’s controlled by Nancy Pelosi and controlled by Chuck Schumer.”
The president’s comments come after he threw his support behind Moore Monday via Twitter and a phone call.
The RNC also changed its stance on Moore Monday, saying they will throw their backing behind the Alabama Senate candidate.
During Tuesdays meeting, the president and the senators discussed also discussed tax reform and renegotiating the NAFTA deal.