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Ex-RNC chair: Trump’s comments on Roy Moore ‘beyond stupid’

A former chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) said Wednesday that President Trump’s comments dismissing GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore’s accusers were “beyond stupid” and that he doesn’t care about his own party. 

“This is beyond stupid. And there’s irreparable harm that’s being done to this party and to this country. Someone needs to take control here and it’s certainly not the president,” Michael Steele told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. 

Trump appeared to throw his support behind Moore on Wednesday, pointing to Moore’s denial of the sexual assault allegations against him and the need for a Republican to take the seat over a liberal Democrat. 

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Steele said Trump and former White House strategist Stephen Bannon “don’t give a damn” about the women who have accused Moore, or about the Republican party itself. 

“That’s what’s so sickening about what the president did today. And every self-respecting Republican needs to stand up and say ‘enough, you cannot side with Roy Moore on this,'” Steele said, saying that the nine women who have accused Moore are “credible.” 

Trump previously backed Moore’s opponent in Alabama’s GOP primary run-off, Sen. Luther Strange.

 

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