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After weeks of carefully avoiding the topic, President Donald Trump endorsed Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore early Monday morning.

Trump cited Democratic refusal to back his tax plan as a reason why Republicans need Moore to win:

In a subsequent tweet, Trump labeled Doug Jones a “Pelosi/Schumer Liberal Puppet” and claimed Jones would hurt the “great” GOP agenda:

Moore has been accused of sexual molestation by two women who were under the age of consent during their interactions with Moore. Leigh Corfman, who was only 14 when she met Moore, opened up during an interview with NBC's “Today” show.

“He touched me over my clothing, what was left of it, and he tried to get me to touch him as well,” Corfman said. “And at that point, I pulled back and said that I was not comfortable. And I got dressed, and he took me home.”

In November, Trump launched a series of attacks against Jones without ever explicitly throwing his support behind Moore. “We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump said.

“He says it didn't happen, you have to listen to him also,” Trump said of the allegations against Moore.

Trump is set to hold a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Florida, on Friday — just 25 miles from the Alabama state line, according to CNN:

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With the Alabama Senate election just four days later, it's as close to campaigning as Trump will get without entering the state.

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