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Speaking to reporters Tuesday afternoon before departing for Mar-a-lago, President Trump said that “we don’t need a liberal Democrat in that seat,” regarding the vacant Alabama Senate seat. Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for the position, has multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against him from women who claim Moore approached them as teenage girls.

The president also said that Moore “totally denies” the allegations. “He says it didn’t happen,” Mr. Trump added. He also said that voters should not support Democrat Doug Jones, who he said is bad on crime and the border. But he did not say whether he believed Moore. Mr. Trump also suggested he’d soon reveal whether he’ll campaign for Moore.

He declined to weigh in on the allegations about either Sen. Al Franken, D-Minnesota, or Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan.

He also told reporters about his conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which he said lasted almost an hour and a half and was largely about bringing peace to Syria.

On the AT&T and Time Warner merger, Mr. Trump said that while he wouldn’t get into the middle of the litigation, he said that he has always felt it was a deal that isn’t good for the country.

To date, Mr. Trump has held seven impromptu press conferences prior to his departures on Air Force One.

Mr. Trump will remain at his Florida resort for the Thanksgiving holiday until Sunday. 

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