White House: Trump Supported RNC Pulling Out of Alabama Senate Race

| NOV 16, 2017 | 9:21 PM
Sarah Sanders 11-16-17

During her Thursday press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders revealed President Donald Trump supported the Republican National Committee pulling out of the Alabama Senate race.

“The president supported the decision by the RNC to withdraw resources from this race,” Sanders said. On Tuesday, news surfaced the RNC not only severed its fundraising agreement with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, but it ended one of its field programs as well.

Sanders fielded many questions about Moore, whom leading Republicans abandoned after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct. While she avoided saying whether or not Trump believed Moore's accusers, she reiterated the president's position Moore should step aside if the allegations were true.

Fox News's James Rosen appeared to suggest the White House, or Republican politicians, held a double standard for Moore and the president, who also faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.

“I wonder what you would assert to be the difference between the two situations such that on the face of things we should find one set of allegations very troubling and on the other, we shouldn't pay attention to them at all or we should totally disbelieve them,” Rosen told Sanders.

In Sanders's brief response, Sanders said the president had more insight into his own behavior.

“Well, I think the president has certainly a lot more insight into what he personally did or didn't do, and he spoke out about that directly during the campaign. And I don't have anything further to add beyond that,” she said.

Watch Sanders's comments below, via Fox News.