Establishment Republicans and the media left Roy Moore’s Senate candidacy for dead.
They figured the smears and gossip would doom his bid to help Donald Trump drain the swamp.
And all hell broke loose when Trump dropped this bombshell about Judge Moore.
Mitch McConnell thought he pulled off the perfect crime.
Planting 40-year-old allegations in the media and lining up nearly every Republican to condemn Moore was supposed to drive him from the race.
He was counting on the tidal wave of manufactured outrage to force Trump to demand Roy Moore step aside so McConnell could hand-pick a swamp-friendly Republican to mount a write- in campaign.
But Trump saw all the establishment Republicans condemning Moore were the same ones who abandoned him during the Presidential campaign.
He also noted that Moore had run in multiple elections without any hint of these allegations, only for them to surface one month before the election.
So Trump endorsed Moore by noting his opponent was a radical leftist who supports gun control, amnesty for illegal aliens and abortion.
President Donald Trump appeared to accept Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore’s denials of allegations of sexual misconduct on Tuesday and slammed the Democratic nominee in the special election, former prosecutor Doug Jones, as “soft on crime.”
Trump noted that Moore “totally denies” the allegations leveled by several women that Moore assaulted or pursued them when they were teenagers — and suggested, like some Moore supporters, that the accusations came out at a suspicious time.
“I do have to say, 40 years is a long time,” Trump said, referring to the allegations, which date back to the 1970s. “He has run eight races, and this has never come up.”
That contrasts with other Republicans — including top Senate leaders, who have threatened to expel Moore if he wins the Dec. 12 special election — who have said explicitly that they believe Moore’s accusers.
Trump also attacked Jones — just as the Democrat is ratcheting up his campaign offensive against Moore, seizing on the assault and harassment charges more explicitly than he has in the past and using Trump’s own daughter to attack Moore.
“We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump said Tuesday before leaving the White House for the Thanksgiving holiday. “Jones — I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military.”
Trump’s base cheered his support for Moore.
They saw the establishment as pulling dirty tricks to try and undo the results of an election.
So Trump stood with the people who elected him and ditched a corrupt establishment that was willing to go to any lengths to protect their grip on power.
Will Trump’s support be enough for Judge Moore to hang on and win the election?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.