President Donald Trump threw all his political weight behind embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore (R-AL) on Monday morning, and now details of his phone call with the conservative judge are coming to light.
After highlighting the need for Moore's Republican vote in the Senate via Twitter, Trump reportedly called the Alabama politician to wish him luck in the Dec. 12 special election against Democrat Doug Jones.
According to the readout from Moore's campaign, the president called the GOP candidate a “fighter” and expressed excitement about potentially having the Republican defending the White House's agenda on Capitol Hill:
New from Moore campaign touting Trump's endorsement and phone call: “The President wrapped up the call with a ”go get 'em, Roy!" pic.twitter.com/ANVbt7Xa2T
— Elaina Plott (@elainaplott) December 4, 2017
The Moore campaign said Trump ended the phone call with a succinct message: “Go get 'em, Roy!”
Moore's wife, Kayla, took to Facebook to thank Trump for his endorsement and the phone call. “Thank you Mr. President,” she wrote. “Let's MAGA!”
“I am honored to receive the support and endorsement of President Donald Trump,” Moore said in a statement Monday morning. “President Trump knows that the future of his conservative agenda in Congress hinges on this election.”
He went on to say he looks 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 the courts around this nation.”
The president's phone call and his controversial endorsement come as Moore faces multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against then-underage girls from many years ago.