Roy Moore Campaign: ‘This Is Donald Trump on Trial in Alabama’
MARTHA RADDATZ, HOST: So if Moore pulls out the win, will that saddle the GOP with a senator under a cloud of controversy heading into 2018? Joining me now from Alabama is Roy Moore’s chief political strategist, Dean Young.
Welcome to THIS WEEK. And let me go right to the first question. How much do you think President Trump’s support will help Roy Moore given that he has supported his primary opponent?
DEAN YOUNG, CHIEF POLITICAL STRATEGIST, ROY MOORE CAMPAIGN: Well, President Trump’s support is very, very important for the people of Alabama and this nation to say this President Trump’s agenda. That’s why it’s so important that Judge Moore win this race. Last night we had Doug Jones, a liberal Democrat, one of his Senate buddies, Cory Booker, who said that the president should resign. So this is Donald Trump on trial in Alabama. If the people of Alabama vote for this liberal Democrat Doug Jones, they’re voting against the president who they put in office at the highest level.
So it’s very important for Donald Trump, and again, it’s ground zero for President Donald Trump. If they can beat him, they can beat his agenda, because Judge Moore stands with Donald Trump and his agenda. Judge Moore wants the wall. Judge Moore wants lower taxes. Judge Moore wants to make the military strong. And that’s who Judge Moore is.
And our opponent, this Democrat Doug Jones, wants the exact opposite. So it’s very important to support President Trump.