Trump frustrated with Ivanka's condemnation of Roy Moore: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE privately expressed frustration about his daughter Ivanka's jab at GOP Senate candidate Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreAmerican women will decide who wins and loses in 2018 elections Trump endorses Romney in Utah Senate race Juan Williams: Evangelicals sell their souls for Trump MORE when she said there is "a special place in hell for people who prey on children," according to a new report.

The New York Times reported Saturday that the president voiced disbelief at his daughter's remark, which came after numerous women alleged that Moore pursued sexual and romantic relations with them when they were teenagers and he was in his early 30s.

“Do you believe this?” Trump asked several aides in the Oval Office, according to the Times.


Trump himself has stood by Moore following the allegations. In his first extensive remarks on the matter this week, Trump emphasized that the Alabama Republican had denied the women's claims and asserted that he did not want a Democrat to win the Senate race.

The president's comments on the allegations were touted by Moore's campaign as "strong words of support." The campaign has sought to cast the allegations as false and politically motivated.

Moore has denied most of the allegations, and has so far resisted calls from dozens of GOP lawmakers and officials to withdraw from the Alabama Senate race.

Still, the allegations have given a boost to his Democratic opponent Doug Jones, who has risen in the polls in recent weeks, turning a race once seen as safe for the GOP into a competitive showdown.

Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpKushner resisting giving up top access amid scrutiny over security clearances: report In new memo, Kelly changes White House security clearance process Kushner disclosed additional assets in amended financial disclosure form: report MORE's comments about Moore were quickly turned into a campaign ad for Jones, who has slammed his opponent over the allegations.