Donald Trump throws full support behind Roy Moore

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President Donald Trump on Monday formally threw his full support behind Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, following weeks of defending him against sexual misconduct allegations and making attacks on his Democratic opponent Doug Jones.

Early Monday morning, Trump tweeted his endorsement of Moore: “Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. 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!”

According to the Moore campaign, Trump also called the Senate hopeful from Air Force One and expressed “his enthusiastic support for Judge Moore’s candidacy. “

Moore’s campaign later announced the endorsement via Twitter, saying Trump “offered his full support and said he needs a fighter to help him in the US Senate.”

A White House official confirmed the call between the President and Moore.

“The President had a positive call with Judge Roy Moore during which they discussed the state of the Alabama Senate race and the President endorsed Judge Moore’s campaign,” said White House principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah.

Moore said he’s honored to have received Trump’s endorsement.

“I am honored to receive the support and endorsement of President Donald Trump,” Moore said Monday morning. “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.”

Moore faces Jones in a special election on Dec. 12.