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.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr., Meadows wear matching Trump jackets on 'Fox & Friends' Group auctioning off hunting trip with Donald Trump Jr. Trump allies to barnstorm Iowa for caucuses MORE slammed Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreTrump looms as flashpoint in Alabama Senate battle Alabama Senate contender hits Sessions in new ad: 'Hillary still ain't in jail' The Hill's Campaign Report: Rising Klobuchar, Buttigieg face test in diverse states 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 TrumpThe Memo: Biden seeks revival in South Carolina Congress eyes billion to billion to combat coronavirus Sanders makes the case against Biden ahead of SC primary 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 SessionsDOJ puts its integrity in doubt by interfering with immigration courts Trump shakes up Justice Department, intelligence community Do people think ill of Jeff Sessions merely based on the sound of his voice? 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 ByrneRepublicans root for Sanders nomination in battle for House Trump looms as flashpoint in Alabama Senate battle Alabama Senate contender hits Sessions in new ad: 'Hillary still ain't in jail' MORE (R-Ala.) and state Rep. Arnold Mooney, who have all already declared their candidacy for the Republican nomination.