On Monday, Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore released a statement detailing President Donald Trump's “enthusiastic support” for him just before his special election on Dec. 12.
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Trump reportedly called Moore — the embattled candidate who vehemently denied accusations he molested teen girls — a “fighter” in a call on Monday.
That call followed an earlier tweet in which Trump offered his most forthright support to date for Moore. The White House previously hesitated to endorse Moore and even said the Republican National Committee made the right decision in cutting off support from Moore's race.
“I am honored to receive the support and endorsement of President Donald Trump,” Moore said on Monday. On social media, his wife, Kayla, thanked Trump for his “full support” of her husband:
Moore is running against Democrat Doug Jones, whom Trump criticized as a “puppet” for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
“Putting Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican Agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders...& so much more,” Trump tweeted on Monday.
Moore similarly touted some of those issues after his call with Trump.
“President Trump knows that the future of his conservative agenda in Congress hinges on this election. I look forward to fighting alongside the president to strengthen our military, secure our border, protect our gun rights, defend the sanctity of life, and confirm conservative judges to courts around this nation,” Moore said.
Although Trump endorsed Moore, it's unclear if he will campaign for him before the Dec. 12 election. Just last week, a White House official reportedly said that Trump wouldn't travel to Alabama.