Donald Trump on Ivanka's Roy Moore response: 'Do you believe this?'

U.S. President Donald Trump centre applauds after pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey Drumstick next to U.S. First Lady Melania Trump right and son Barron Trump second right during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washing

"So, you know, ultimately the decision is up to the people of Alabama, but it strikes me at least that it would be in their best interest and in the country's best interest and certainly the best interest of our agenda if the President would use his influence to try to get Roy Moore to step aside". One woman, Leigh Corfman, told the Washington Post in a November 9 article that Moore attempted to initiate sexual contact with her when she was 14.

"Do you believe this?" he asked aides in the Oval Office after his daughter spoke out about Moore, according to The New York Times.

"Roy Moore denies it, that's all I can say", Trump told reporters.

The same report noted that Donald Trump, likening himself to Moore, is reportedly questioning the authenticity of the "Access Hollywood" tape in which he brags about sexual assaulting women. Lindsey Graham as saying that he was surprised by Trump's reaction and calling it "a high-risk move".

In the wake of the allegations, Republican leaders scrambled to find a way to block Mr Moore as a candidate. If you lose, you give the Senate seat' to a Democrat, he said on CNN. All the Moore memorabilia, fundraising, and messaging could be quickly repurposed for a governor's race.

On Sunday, Trump redoubled his support for Moore, ignoring the allegations of sexual harassment plaguing the politician's Alabama campaign and branding his opponent as weak on crime, the military and immigration. After Conway criticized Democratic candidate Doug Jones for being a "doctrinaire liberal", host Brian Kilmeade countered with: "So vote Roy Moore?".

Video of Malia Obama Blowing Smoke Rings Goes Viral
The most prompt past president said dropping off Malia at Harvard in August "was similar to having open heart surgery". Being in the white house for eight years, Sasha and Malia have always tried to stay away from the public eye.

Apple to launch standard edition handset in mid
Rumor has it, which is always the case with Apple, that we will be seeing an updated version of the iPhone SE next year. The iPhone SE will get you a £20 voucher as well as the Apple Watch Series 1 will merit a £20 gift voucher.

Hafiz Saeed's release shows Pakistan's lack of seriousness
Saeed was declared a global terrorist by the U.S. and the United Nations after the Mumbai attack. Saeed said that he was detained when he announced a month of solidarity for Kashmiris in January.

Much of the alleged sexual misconduct is said to have occurred in the late 1970s, while one alleged instance of him groping a 28-year-old woman is said to have taken place in 1991.

The president also told DailyMail.com amid a scrum of cameras that he isn't ready to announce whether he'll campaign for Moore as the December 12 special election looms.

"Congratulations to Roy Moore on his Republican Primary win in Alabama", Trump tweeted on September 26th. "Roy Moore to me, when he brought in Steve Bannon, should have been disqualified".

"The women are Trump voters".

Trump also hedged on the cases of Sen Al Franken and Rep. John Conyers, two powerful congressional Democrats who have been snared in the national dragnet of sex abuse claims.

A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Oscar Pistorius' Jail Sentence for Killing Girlfriend Increased to 13 Years
Pistorius must serve at least half of the 13 years and five months - almost seven years - before he can be considered for parole. The five-judge panel chose to reinstate that minimum sentence, save for the time that Pistorius has already served.

Michael Flynn may now be cooperating with Russian Federation investigation
Putin at a 2015 event in Moscow - and he was a point person on the transition team for dealing with Russian Federation . The report stated that it was the first clear indication that Flynn might be "negotiating a deal" with Mueller.

Oxford Circus incident: What has been happening in central London
The most recent involved a bomb on a packed London Underground train in south-west London in September, which injured 30 people. The British Transport Police said it believed there had been an altercation between two men on the platform before the scare.

Dan Mullen Targeted By Gators
Mullen was offensive coordinator at Florida from 2005-2008, under Urban Meyer with Tim Tebow as the primary quarterback. The news comes after the Gators whiffed on Chip Kelly , who opted to return to the Pac-12 with the UCLA Bruins.

Trump supporters confuse LeVar Burton with LaVar Ball online
The ultimate end game for Big Baller Brand, Durbin surmised, comes after this Trump-Ball public spat leaves the news cycle. Steve recommends that you check out " The Square " in theaters now, and tell him all about it.

Peru could be kicked out of the World Cup
The South American country booked the final place in the 2018 Fifa World Cup after beating the All Whites 2-0 in a playoff series last week.

Russian Hackers Suspected in Uber Breach
The ride-hailing firm now acknowledges it had a legal obligation to report the hack to authorities and to the affected drivers. Affected accounts have been flagged for additional fraud protection, Mr Khosrowshahi said.

Rohingya repatriation marked with apprehensions
For instance, Britain, the US' closest ally has recently come forward to address the Myanmar government's role in a "major humanitarian crisis".

UCLA To Appoint Chip Kelly As Head Coach
His high-powered and high-paced offense helped lead the Ducks to a 46-7 record and multiple bowls in 4 years. After firing Jim Mora , the Bruins beat out a host of suitors, most notably Florida , to land Kelly.

India reach 312/2 at stumps on Day 2
Herath, bowling with the new ball, didn't fare any better, Kohli continuing his date with the boundary ropes, drilling a square drive.

Researchers say coffee could actually benefit you
In July, there were two studies that suggested drinking coffee leads to a longer life. Drinking coffee may actually be beneficial to your health , according to a new study.

Trump To Hit The Links With Tiger After Turkey Call
However, Trump noted that it would be a quick round so he could get back to work on bringing more jobs back to America. In his run for the White House, Trump often railed about USA military commitments in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Communities host Thanksgiving meals that bring people together
Just a hop, skip and a jump over at the McBride Senior Center the aroma of Thanksgiving Dinner was wafting through the halls. Pastor Neil Taylor said the meal was a way to bring the community together to celebrate the holiday each year.

Black Friday Kicks Off Holiday Shopping Season
Scrolling through social media, the early victor of Black Friday 2017 looks clear - but the truth may be more complicated. Adobe Analytics is forecasting Monday to be the largest shopping day in US history.

Dish, CBS reach deal, averting blackout for customers
Besides rallying the TV remote soldiers, the dishpromise.com site offers a glimpse into Dish and CBS's tense negotiations. As of the writing of this column, neither company has released final terms of the agreement.

Other news