By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
President Donald Trump went all in for the election of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to the U.S. Senate.
The president took to Twitter to announce his endorsement of Moore for the U.S. Senate. The president followed that with a phone call to Moore from Air Force One where he expressed his enthusiastic support for Moore’s candidacy.
Trump called Moore a “fighter” and expressed his eagerness to have Moore fighting for his agenda in Washington. The president wrapped up the call with a “go get ’em, Roy!”
“I am honored to receive the support and endorsement of President Donald Trump,” Moore said in a statement. “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. We had a good conversation over the phone today and are working together towards conservative victory on December 12.”
The Democrats refusal to work with the president on taxes and on the border apparently led Trump to the decision to give his full endorsement to Moore on Monday.
“Democrats refusal to give us even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama,” Trump tweeted. “We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!”
The president also attacked Jones, “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.”
Moore Campaign Chairman Bill Armistead commented that, “Alabama voters overwhelmingly rejected Hillary Clinton last November and will overwhelmingly reject her protege, Doug Jones, next week. We are ready to support President Trump’s conservative, America First agenda, Drain the Swamp, and Make America Great Again.”
Following a Washington Post report that four women alleged that a young Moore acted inappropriately with them in the Gadsden area dating scene almost 40 years ago, the Republican National Committee (NRC) and National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) withdrew all of their support for Moore from the state.
Moore has been forced to rely almost entirely on small donors and the common people of Alabama to fund his campaign; while the national Democrats have flooded the state with enormous financial resources to try to win the Senate seat from Republicans. Moore has gained a small lead despite being outspent over ten to one by the combined Democratic Party forces and enormous media attention from the left leaning main stream media.
Following the endorsement by the president, Trump’s official super PAC, America First Action, announced that it was investing $1.1. million in an ad buy to help Moore win his Senate race.
The Alabama Political Reporter has asked Republican National Committeeman Paul Reynolds if the RNC is going to now restore their support to the embattled Moore campaign which they withdrew following the Washington Post accusations.
Breitbart News is reporting that a senior RNC official told them, “We stand with the President.” The RNC is expected to unleash its considerable resources into this campaign in the coming days. Business Insider is reporting that the RNC confirmed that to them.
Moore faces former Clinton-era U.S. Attorney Jones in the Senate special election on one week.