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 TrumpTrump pardon scandal would doom his 2024 campaign Trump Jr. in radio ad: Father's 'accomplishments' are on the ballot in Georgia Senate races Trump Jr. aides launch super PAC to persuade president's supporters to vote in Georgia MORE slammed Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreAlabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future Long-shot Espy campaign sees national boost in weeks before election Ocasio-Cortez slams Tulsi Gabbard for amplifying ballot harvesting video 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.


President TrumpDonald John TrumpAppeals court OKs White House diverting military funding to border wall construction Pentagon: Tentative meeting between spy agencies, Biden transition set for early next week Conservative policy director calls Section 230 repeal an 'existential threat' for tech 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 SessionsTime to bring federal employees home for every holiday Alabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future Tuberville incorrectly says Gore was president-elect in 2000 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 ByrneLawmakers grill Pentagon over Trump's Germany drawdown Bottom line Jerry Carl wins GOP Alabama runoff to replace Rep. Bradley Byrne MORE (R-Ala.) and state Rep. Arnold Mooney, who have all already declared their candidacy for the Republican nomination.