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Kellyanne Conway on Roy Moore: Trump’s ‘Not Being Briefed On This Bit By Bit’

As President Donald Trump wraps up his 13-day Asia diplomacy trip, a political firestorm has blown up in his own party back home. Appearing on ABC’s This Week today, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway was asked about the disturbing allegations that Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore initiated sexual contact with a 14-year-old when he was 32.

Speaking to guest host Martha Raddatz, Conway noted that the “conduct described” in the allegations” should disqualify anyone from serving in public office.” She further pointed out that Trump has said that Moore should step aside “if the allegations are true.”

Conway went on to state that the president isn’t overly concerned with this story at the moment as his attention is focused on his Asia visit.

“I will say that the president is not as focused on this as he is his major 13-day trip abroad,” Conway said. “So he made a statement, he’s sticking by that statement.”

She continued, “He’s not being briefed on this bit by bit. He’s very focused on trade agreements. He’s very focused on global cooperation on a nuclearized North Korea.”

Raddatz pressed Conway if she questioned the veracity of the accusations, leading Conway to state that she can only go off of what she reads but that she doesn’t know the accusers or Roy Moore. At the same time, Conway said that we shouldn’t always be prosecuting people through the press.

Watch the clip above, via ABC News.

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