President offers full support for embattled Roy Moore

In this file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. In the face of sexual misconduct allegations, Moore’s U.S. Senate campaign has been punctuated by tense moments and long stretches without public appearances. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat in the Dec. 12 election. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is throwing his full support behind embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

President Trump tweeted early Monday that “Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama.”

Since the allegations of of sexual misconduct that happened decades ago, Moore has lost backing of many top Republicans.

President Trump has assailed Democratic candidate Doug Jones and has defended Moore against allegations of child molestation. But the White House has said he has no plans to make campaign appearances.

Mr. 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!”