With all the allegations made against GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, several Republicans and Democrats alike have called for him to suspend his campaign. Since polls began showing his support dropping, Republicans are worried that they will lose a traditionally Republican seat in the Senate and the Senate would be stacked more fairly.
However, Moore has continuously refused to step aside, and anyway, President Donald Trump has voiced his own sort of support for the alleged child molester.
However, one interesting thing happened. Trump’s own daughter Ivanka voiced her disdain for Moore and her belief in the victims who allege Moore sexually harassed them when they were underage. The Associated Press reported Ivanka made these comments:
‘There’s a special place in hell for people who prey on children. I’ve yet to see a valid explanation, and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts.’
Though they noted she did not call for Moore to suspend his campaign, her words were much harsher than the silence that came from the White House and her father’s refusal to answer any questions regarding the scandal. When Trump did finally comment on Moore, he simply voiced his support and hinted he might be campaigning for him in the last weeks before election day. Trump commented:
‘We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat, Jones. I’ve looked at his record. It’s terrible on crime. It’s terrible on the border. It’s terrible on the military.’
With such a major difference in opinion between Trump and his daughter Ivanka, how does that work? Trump is the type of guy who expects everyone to agree with him. So, how can his daughter/White House adviser have such a different opinion on an issue that could very well be splitting the Republican party?
Apparently, it doesn’t matter if you’re his daughter. If you don’t agree with him, prepare to be criticized. According to the New York Times, three staffers overheard Trump complaining about his daughter’s differing opinion to different staffers.
‘Do you believe this?’
Yes, we do. Ivanka is a mother, and somewhere inside of her, there has to be some sort of minuscule amount of decency. She’s got plenty of flaws, but she isn’t that much of a horrible person (we hope).
The dinner conversation must have been awkward on Thanksgiving. Hopefully, it didn’t turn to politics. Not only is the Roy Moore scandal splintering the Republican party, it’s also causing a rift between Trump and his precious daughter Ivanka. Maybe Tiffany could be the favorite child now?
Moore has continuously denied the multiple allegations against him — despite the fact that nine women have come forward with very detailed and convincing stories.
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