Calculations behind Trump's support for controversial Moore


Mr Moore, 70, has denied any wrongdoing.

Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate.

Doug Jones, the Democratic nominee running for the Alabama Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, released a campaign ad slamming his opponent, Roy Moore, after weeks of laying low in an increasingly competitive race. According to HuffPost, almost 10 women have accused the former judge of sexual assault.

But nearly six weeks later, The Washington Post published allegations that Moore sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl when he was in his 30s.

Beverly Young Nelson has said that Moore tried to sexually assault her when she was a 16-year-old waitress.

On Tuesday the Moore campaign's chief political strategist, Dean Young, delivered a scathing statement to the media - blasting his accusers as politically motivated and unbelievable. It opened by listing the names of seven Moore accusers, along with photos of them at the age when they accused Moore of abusing or inappropriately pursuing them.

"The list is growing", the narrator says.

Moore has come under pressure following a series of allegations that he made advances on teenage girls when he was in his 30s.

Calculations behind Trump's support for controversial Moore
Calculations behind Trump's support for controversial Moore

'Now they are women, witnesses to us all of his disturbing conduct'.

"As we all know, campaigns make changes throughout the duration of the campaign, as do those working in the campaign", Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead stated, The Hill reported. It closed by naming two more of his accusers.

Moore's campaign, meanwhile, wasted little time yesterday promoting Donald Trump's apparent support for the GOP candidate, voiced from the White House's South Lawn yesterday.

More than a dozen Senate Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have urged Moore to step aside. But with the G.O.P. still largely divided on the subject, much of the Party has been holding its breath, awaiting the ruling of Donald Trump, who avoided addressing the issue while overseas.

"We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat", Trump told reporters in the White House, calling Moore's Democratic rival Doug Jones "terrible" on the issues of crime fighting, border control and the military build-up.

"He denies it. He totally denies it", Trump said when asked about the allegations against Moore.

"I stand with Roy Moore", Grooms wrote back.