Trump just made a surprising morning Twitter announcement about Roy Moore

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Judge Roy Moore, the alleged sexual predator and pedophile who was handily defeated by  Doug Jones — now Senator Doug Jones — during the 2017 special election in Alabama still has his beady little eyes set on the Senate seat. Voters rejected him before despite a full-throated endorsement from President Trump but now Moore says he is “seriously considering” running again.

This morning, Trump made it clear what he thinks about Moore taking another shot at the Senate: he does not approve. It’s surprising, given that President Trump was such a strong supporter of Moore last time around, but it appears to be nothing more than cynical electoral calculus based on his belief that Moore will lose again.

Trump pointed out that since it’s a regular election rather than a special election, the Senate seat will be up for grabs for six years instead of the two that were at stake last time. Rather than use this opportunity to completely disavow the vile, predatory Moore, Trump made sure to say that he has “NOTHING against Roy Moore” and reiterated that he wanted him to win last time around.

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From there, Trump went on to lay out his concerns that the GOP needs Doug Jones’s Senate seat in 2020 in order to maintain the Republican Party’s “Pro-Life victories” which is a reference to all the restrictions on women’s reproductive rights that this administration has been pushing. Trump is desperate to maintain his stranglehold on the Senate so that he can continue to stuff the courts full of right-wing lunatics and enact the regressive agenda of his ghoulish benefactors.

Whether or not Trump’s pulling of his support will convince Moore to abandon his dreams of another Senate run are unclear, but regardless of which Republican runs against Doug Jones, it’s crucial that he or she be defeated. Fundamental civil liberties are at stake.

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Natalie Dickinson

Natalie is a staff writer for the Washington Press. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2010 and has been freelance blogging and writing for progressive outlets ever since.

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