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Donald Trump to Roy Moore: You Cannot Win Alabama Senate Race

The president unleashed a pair of tweets on Wednesday against the man who many believe cost Republicans a Senate seat in 2017.

By NTK Staff | 05.29.2019 @11:00am
Donald Trump to Roy Moore: You Cannot Win Alabama Senate Race

President Donald Trump had a very clear message for Roy Moore on Twitter Wednesday morning: stay out of the Alabama Senate race.

Moore, who ran for and won the Republican nomination for Senate in a special election to replace Jeff Sessions in 2017, lost to Doug Jones in the general election that year. During the course of that campaign, six women came forward to accuse Moore of sexual assault when they were minors. The White House argued at the time that Moore should “step aside,” but he denied the charges and remained in the race.

Now Moore is reportedly considering another run in 2020. This time Trump is more forcefully pushing back against Moore.

“Republicans cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama,” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning. “If Alabama does not elect a Republican to the Senate in 2020, many of the incredible gains that we have made during my Presidency may be lost, including our Pro-Life victories. Roy Moore cannot win, and the consequences will be devastating.”

And the president is not the only member of the Trump family to go after Moore on Twitter. Trump’s son, Donald Jr., ripped into Moore on Tuesday for claiming he could beat Jones in 2020. “You’re literally the only candidate who could lose a GOP seat in pro-Trump, pro-USA ALABAMA,” he wrote.

Moore appeared to cryptically respond to some of the criticism in a tweet Wednesday. “Ever wonder why the mere mention of my name scares the ‘hell’ out of the Washington DC establishment, liberals, and LGBT? Like Pres Trump I want to see America great again, but that is a job only God can do!” he tweeted.

In a poll conducted earlier this year, Alabama voters indicated they are ready to replace Jones, who is widely viewed as out of step with the state he represents. Half of those surveyed said they would support a generic Republican over Jones, who earned just 40 percent support.

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