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Did President Trump make the right decision to stand by Roy Moore?

Screenshot from CBS News' YouTube video: Trump on Moore: "We don't need a liberal person in there"

In what comes as a bit of a surprise move on Tuesday, President Trump all but endorsed Roy Moore. The president, since the news broke of allegations against Moore pursuing relationships with young girls almost forty years ago, has been silent on the issue. As reported by CNN, the president stated, “He [Moore] totally denies it. He says it didn’t happen. You have to listen to him also.” Then, in reference to Moore’s opponent, Trump added “We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat. I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military … we do not need somebody that’s going to be bad on crime, bad on borders, bad with the military, bad for the Second Amendment,”.

These comments place President Trump in opposition to the leaders of the Republican party who have voiced there belief in the alleged victims. He is now going against a growing movement of women coming forward to condemn powerful men for there behavior. This defense of Moore can further weaken the presidents standing with women. Given all that, a question comes to mind: Did the president make the right move to stand with Roy Moore?

CBS News showed President Trump’s comments on Roy Moore:

The Issue

Did the president make the right decision to stand by Roy Moore? Have these allegations been over blown? Or, has the president shown himself to be a failure as a leader?

Page 2: Arguments in favor of the president’s decision

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