Trump offers explicit endorsement to 'VOTE ROY MOORE' hours ahead of rally near Alabama border

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  • President Donald Trump tweeted “VOTE ROY MOORE!” hours ahead of his Friday night rally near the Alabama border.
  • Moore, the embattled GOP Senate candidate facing multiple allegations that he pursued teenage girls when he was in his 30s, now enjoys Trump’s full support.
  • Trump initially withheld an endorsement of the candidate after the allegations surfaced.

President Donald Trump had a message for the voters of Alabama hours ahead of a Florida rally taking place a stone’s throw from the Alabama border.

“VOTE ROY MOORE!” he said on Twitter.

“LAST thing the Make America Great Again Agenda needs is a Liberal Democrat in Senate where we have so little margin for victory already,” he tweeted, attacking Moore’s Democratic Senate opponent Doug Jones. “The Pelosi/Schumer Puppet Jones would vote against us 100% of the time. He’s bad on Crime, Life, Border, Vets, Guns & Military. VOTE ROY MOORE!”

The Alabama GOP Senate candidate is facing several allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. After initially withholding his support from Moore, Trump has provided the candidate with his full-throated support.

As a result, the Republican National Committee reinstated its support for the candidate, and top GOP senators have taken their foot off the gas in their condemnations of Moore. Moore has also seen his polling numbers improve after falling behind Jones when the allegations first surfaced last month.

Trump is set to hold a Friday night rally in Pensacola, Florida, which is just a 25-minute drive from the Alabama border and shares a media market with parts of the state.

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