White House Official: Trump Would Campaign for Roy Moore if He Didn’t Think Allegations Were Credible


White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short said on Sunday that President Donald Trump would campaign for embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore if the president didn't think the allegations against him were credible.

Moore is under fire for numerous allegations of sexual misconduct with underage girls as he runs now in the special U.S. Senate election in Alabama.

ABC's George Stephanopoulos repeatedly questioned Short about Trump and if the president still supported Moore in the wake of the allegations.

"I think the president has been clear on this. When allegations broke, he was halfway around the globe, 6,000 miles away, and quickly issued a statement that said that if the allegations are true, it would be disqualifying," Short said. "I think it's important to remind your audience that the president went down and campaigned against Roy Moore in the primary in support of Luther Strange. So we are uncomfortable with the explanations Roy Moore has given to date."

Still, Stephanopoulos continued asking Short about the president's reaction to the allegations about Moore.

"The president has expressed his concern about this. As you noted, the president has not gone down to Alabama to campaign for Roy Moore since the primary concluded," Short said. "We have serious concerns about the allegations that have been made."

Stephanopoulos asked Short if Trump believed the accusations or not.

"Obviously, George, if he did not believe that the women's accusations were credible, he would be down campaigning for Roy Moore," Short said. "He has not done that."

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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