Trump Jr.: Roy Moore 'doing a disservice to all conservatives' by running for Senate

Trump Jr.: Roy Moore 'doing a disservice to all conservatives' by running for Senate
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Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpSouth Dakota governor flew with Trump on Air Force One after being exposed to coronavirus: report Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle Trump Jr. knocks CNN's Chris Cuomo over interview with father: 'I'm not pretending to be a journalist' MORE slammed Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreJudge allows Roy Moore lawsuit over Sacha Baron Cohen prank to proceed Senate outlook slides for GOP Trump to hold rally in Sessions's hometown for opponent in Senate runoff: report MORE’s (R) decision on Thursday to run for Senate in Alabama, saying that the former Alabama Supreme Court justice is “doing a disservice to all conservatives” by running.

“I can assure everyone that by running, Roy Moore is going against my father and he’s doing a disservice to all conservatives across the country in the process,” the president's eldest son wrote in a Thursday afternoon tweet.

Trump Jr.'s comments come after Moore announced earlier Thursday that he would run for Senate in Alabama again, challenging incumbent Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) for his seat in 2020 after losing to him in a contentious special election in 2017.

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE first weighed in on Moore’s candidacy last month, saying Republicans "cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama.” He added at the time that he didn't think Moore could win.

Moore on Thursday said his decision to run is “not going against” Trump, but Trump Jr. made clear that the president does not support his campaign.

The president first threw his support behind Moore during his 2017 run to replace Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard Sessions Senate outlook slides for GOP Supreme Court blocks order that relaxed voting restrictions in Alabama Justice Dept. considering replacing outgoing US attorney in Brooklyn with Barr deputy: report MORE (R) in the Senate, despite allegations that the former judge pursued sexual and romantic relationships with teenage girls in the 1970s when he was in his 30s. Moore has denied the allegations against him.

Moore’s loss to Jones in 2017 gave Democrats their first Senate seat in Alabama in 25 years.

Before Moore wins a rematch against Jones, he will have to defeat former Auburn University football coach Tommy Tuberville, Rep. Bradley ByrneBradley Roberts ByrneHouse panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate Overnight Defense: Pentagon chief says he opposes invoking Insurrection Act for protests | White House dodges on Trump's confidence in Esper | 'Angry and appalled' Mattis scorches Trump Republicans stand by Esper after public break with Trump MORE (R-Ala.) and state Rep. Arnold Mooney, who have all already declared their candidacy for the Republican nomination.