Donald Trump Jr. twisted himself into knots while trying to distance his dad from Roy Moore and pretending like his father isn’t sleazy.
The Republican Party’s Roy Moore Problem Has Returned
Trump Jr. tweeted:
This is pure fake news. I can assure everyone that by running, Roy Moore is going against my father and he’s doing a disservice to all conservatives across the country in the process. https://t.co/pjfDKfoIO0
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 20, 2019
Meanwhile, Moore claimed that the allegations of statutory rape against him were false claims:
"We have a case going and I haven't even seen the woman involved. We can't question her. Where are they? I've taken a lie detector test," Moore said when asked about the allegations of sexual misconduct that sank his last Senate race.
"They are false claims, false information" pic.twitter.com/NQRJphb8FV
— POLITICO (@politico) June 20, 2019
The Trumps are trying to distance themselves from Roy Moore
It is funny to see Trump trying to distance himself from Roy Moore when they both have so much in common. Trump has been accused of sexual assault by dozens of women. Moore has been accused of having sex with underage girls. Both men use racism and bigotry as a central part of their politics, and both have made a career out of appealing to the lowest common denominator.
Roy Moore’s rise is due to Donald Trump. Trump has set the bar so low that any white supremacist, statutory rapist, or corrupt figure can be a viable candidate in his party. Ethics, the law, and right and wrong don’t matter to this president and his party.
Roy Moore is a Trump creature and it is funny to see Donald Trump Jr. trying to flee someone who is much like his own father.
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