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Don Jr. SLAMS Roy Moore for Running for Senate: He’s ‘Going Against My Father’

Donald Trump Jr. says Alabama judge and failed candidate Roy Moore’s decision to run for Democrat Doug Jones senate seat goes against the president and will hurt conservatives in the process.

On Thursday afternoon, Moore announced, “I’m ready to do it again and yes, I will run for the United States Senate in 2020,” Moore announced. “The people of Alabama are not only angry, but they’re going to act on that anger,” he continued. “The people of Alabama are tired of politicians saying one thing and doing another.”

“Can I win? Yes, I can win,” Moore added.

President Trump had reportedly been concerned Moore might run again, and with Thursday’s announcement Donald Trump Jr. wants to set the record straight: Moore is going against his father’s wishes.

“This is pure fake news,” Don Jr. tweeted. “I can assure everyone that by running, Roy Moore is going against my father and he’s doing a disservice to all conservatives across the country in the process.”

Last month, President Trump expressed that he was worried Moore likely wouldn’t be able to win the senate seat for Republicans.

“Republicans cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama. This time it will be for Six Years, not just Two,” he tweeted.

“I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and unlike many other Republican leaders, wanted him to win. But he didn’t, and probably won’t. If Alabama does not elect a Republican to the Senate in 2020, many of the incredible gains that we have made during my Presidency may be lost, including our Pro-Life victories,” Trump added.

“Roy Moore cannot win, and the consequences will be devastating,” Trump wrote. “Judges and Supreme Court Justices!”

Moore Responds To Trump

How did Moore respond? He told Politico, “The president doesn’t control who votes for the United States Senate in Alabama. People in Alabama are smarter than that. They elect the senator from Alabama, not from Washington, D.C.”

Moore has been accused of sexually harassing and assaulting teenage girls during his 30s. No doubt this fits into the president’s calculation for why he shouldn’t run for office and is bad for the Republican Party in 2020.

President Trump is right–but that’s probably not enough to prevent Roy Moore from running anyway.