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Trump surrogates said Roy Moore should drop out of the race if sexual misconduct allegations against him are true.
But they would not say whether the White House believed Moore’s accusers.

President Donald Trump’s surrogates are trying to tread a thin line on whether Roy Moore, the GOP nominee for senate in Alabama, should step aside following allegations that he engaged in sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old when he was in his 30’s.

The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Moore instigated a sexual interaction with a 14-year-old girl and pursued relationships with multiple teenagers when he was in his 30’s. With the special election to fill the senate seat vacated earlier this year by Attorney General Jeff Sessions exactly a month from Sunday, Moore has vehemently denied the accusations, casting them as a political hit job.

In interviews on the various Sunday political talk shows, Trump administration officials defended the White House position the White House position that Moore should drop out of the race if the allegations are accurate. But they also refused to acknowledge whether they believed the veracity of the Washington Post’s reporting.

Speaking with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd, White House legislative affairs director Marc Short said …read more


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