MOORE CONTROVERSY

WH’s Marc Short Suggests Trump Believes Roy Moore Accusers Are Credible

White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short on Sunday suggested that President Donald Trump believes the women accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct are credible. “If he did not believe that the women's accusations were credible, he would be down campaigning for Roy Moore,” Short said on ABC’s This Week. “He has not done that. He has concerns about the accusations.” But Short also expressed skepticism about the allegations, noting that they “did not arise until a month before [the] election.” Trump has not commented directly on the matter, and Moore has said he will remain in the race despite calls from nearly every Senate Republican for Moore to step aside from the race. Moore stands accused of pursuing inappropriate sexual relationships with teenage girls when he was in his late 20s and 30s.

—Andrew Desiderio