Stephanopoulos Grills WH Official on What Trump Thinks About Roy Moore: ‘Very Simple Yes or No’
George Stephanopoulos grilled White House legislative director Marc Short this morning on what exactly President Trump thinks about Roy Moore and the allegations against him.
Short brought up a White House statement saying if true, the allegations against Moore would be disqualifying. He noted how Trump was for Luther Strange over Moore in the primary but said it now comes down to the people of Alabama to decide.
Stephanopoulos said, “I’m asking for the position of the President.”
He brought up the strong statements from Republican leaders and again asked if Trump has “any reason to doubt” Moore’s accusers. Short again deferred and Stephanopoulos said, “I’m asking you a direct question on behalf of the President… Does the President believe the women or not?”
“If he did not believe the women’s accusations were credible,” Short said, “he would be down there campaigning for Roy Moore.”
He said Trump is concerned about the allegations but also concerned about how these allegations are decades old and are only now coming forward.
Stephanopoulos kept going back and forth with Short about the President’s position before just saying, “It’s a very simple yes or no: does the President believe that Roy Moore should be the next senator from the state of Alabama?”
Short reiterated Trump wants to let the people decide.
Watch above, via ABC.
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