What Trump’s Endorsement of Roy Moore Tells Me About His Likely Collusion with Russia

While I don’t think most Trump supporters care if he actually colluded with Russia during last year’s election, that hasn’t stopped Donald Trump, his administration, and his supporters from continuing to decry the media and pout about “fake news” any time some new revelation about the on-going investigations into his campaign is uncovered.

It’s sad that there are millions of people in this country who think a man who settled a $25 million lawsuit for creating a fake university aimed at defrauding people out of tens of thousands of dollars is somehow “too moral” to collude with Russia to win an election. Especially considering how eager many members of his campaign — including his eldest son — seemed to be to meet with Russian officials during last year’s election hoping to get dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Which brings me to Trump’s recent defense and endorsement of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore. As I’m sure everyone reading this probably already knows, Moore has been accused by multiple women of sexually assaulting them when they were as young as 14 — while he was in his 30’s. These stories have been supported not just by the friends and family of Moore’s accusers, but from people who knew of him during that time who remember him preying on teenage girls at the mall or, according to one former sheriff, stalking high school cheerleaders to such an extent that one of her jobs was to keep him away from them.

Yet that didn’t stop Trump from officially endorsing Moore, quite literally saying that even the possibility of electing a child molester is better than a Democrat. His remarks came a day after Kellyanne Conway had essentially said that they’re willing to back a child predator if that helped them pass tax reform.

Think about that for a moment.

The current administration, and most of the Republican Party — as well as their supporters — are fine embracing a man who allegedly sexually assaulted girls as young as 14 years old, just as long as it benefits them politically.

But you’re going to sit here and tell me that Trump wouldn’t have accepted help from Russia (or really anyone for that matter) if he thought it would help him defeat Hillary Clinton?

We’re not talking about your run-of-the-mill creeper who harassed adult women. Those types of predators are bad enough. This was a man who, if these stories are true, and there are more than enough of them to make me think that they are, quite literally sought out and stalked underage girls while he was in his 30’s.

If we caught someone doing today what Moore has been accused by multiple women of doing during the 80’s, they’d be sent to prison and forced to register as a sex offender for the rest of their life. Yet that’s the person Donald Trump wants to be our next United States senator.

It’s like I said on Twitter the other day:

If Trump’s morals and ethics are so absent that he’ll embrace an alleged child molester just to try to pass some bullshit excuse for “tax reform,” then I have absolutely no doubt that he’d happily accept help from a foreign enemy to win a presidential election.

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Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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