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Before arriving in Florida panhandle, Mr Trump reinforced his support for embattled Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

"This guy is screaming, 'We want Roy Moore!' He's right", Mr. Trump said, as he made the case for Moore in a next-door state.

Several women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct, and pursuing them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

After claiming that Washington elites have been getting rich off the country and wondering aloud if there was a way he could use his power to prevent their investments from increasing in value, Trump - who has had abysmal approval ratings for most of his presidency - went after the Americans opposed to his administration who call themselves "the resistance".

"He's a good man", she said, while "the ladies that have come forward are not so truthful".

Commenting on one of his accusers, Beverly Young Nelson, who presented an inscription that she alleges Moore wrote in her years, Moore conceded that "I have written cards, graduation cards". "Did you see that?" Alabama has voted Republican in every presidential election since 1980, demonstrating the hold the party has over the state.


The rest of Trump's speech at the rally was a standard assortment of boasts and attacks.

"We can not afford, the future of this country can not afford to lose the seat", Mr Trump said, referring to his party's razor-thin 52-48 advantage in that chamber of Congress. There was a little mistake made.

At a hair salon, Emma Howell, the 21-year-old manager, rolls her eyes at the mention of Moore, saying he has broken the habitual Republican vote among her generation.

"I couldn't vote for Roy Moore, I didn't vote for Roy Moore, but I wrote in a distinguished Republican name, and I think a lot of people could do that", Shelby said. Now, Senate Republicans are less sure they can kick Moore out if he wins.

That's why it was so notable when the White House said the president wouldn't explicitly campaign for Moore. On Saturday, Trump urged attendees at a rally in Pensacola, Fla., to vote for Moore, arguing Democrat Doug Jones won't support the Republican agenda.

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