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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE privately expressed frustration about his daughter Ivanka's jab at GOP Senate candidate Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreThe Hill's Morning Report — Category 5 Mueller storm to hit today GOP leaders dead set against Roy Moore in Alabama GOP strategist: Alabama Republicans need to 'gather around' candidate who 'is not Roy Moore' 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.

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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 TrumpA Trump visit to Africa is important — and carries some urgency On The Money: Cain 'very committed' to Fed bid despite opposition | Pelosi warns no US-UK trade deal if Brexit harms Irish peace | Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job MORE's comments about Moore were quickly turned into a campaign ad for Jones, who has slammed his opponent over the allegations.