Heilemann on Trump’s Roy Moore Support: He Has No Problem Being on the Side of Neo-Nazis or Child Predators


Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline,” during a discussion on President Donald Trump support for GOP U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, network political analyst John Heilemann said Trump “didn’t seem to find a problem to be on the side of neo-Nazis” and “accused child predators either.” Heilemann said, “Trump sees himself in Roy Moore, he does. He sees the politics of it too. The momentum was for Hillary Clinton, all of the polls said Hillary Clinton was going to win and there’s all these people in the Trump base standing up saying, ‘fake news, fake news, fake news.’ He listens to these press conferences. He recognizes the dynamic in Alabama where he hears Roy Moore’s defenders attacking the Washington Post, saying that the women made it all up. He thinks the woman who attacked him made it all up. ” He continued, “I believe he believes that, I’m not crediting it. But he sees this as a microcosm of his victory in 2016. ‘Everyone said I can’t win, everybody says this guy can’t win, people said I was a predator, people say he’s a predator,’ Steve Bannon sees the parallel. I’m going to go with the parallel.” He added, “The best analogy to me for
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Ex-Alabama Cop: Roy Moore Harassment Claim Based on ‘Rumors,’ Says Gadsden PD Never Got a Formal Complaint


Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” former Gadsden, AL police officer Lt. Faye Gary, quoted by The New York Times last week claiming it was a “known fact” that U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore “liked young girls,” revealed those claims were based on “rumors.” She said to host Andrea Mitchell the view of Moore at the time of his alleged inappropriate behavior was based on the “rumor mill” and “just rumors.” “You know, the rumor mill was that he liked young girls,” she said. “You know, we were advised that he was being suspended from the mall because he would hang around the young girls that worked in the stores and had really gotten to a place where they say he was harassing them. And we were also told to watch him at the ball games and make sure that he didn’t hang around the cheerleaders.” Mitchell followed up by asking for specifics about Moore, to which Gary reiterated it was “just rumors.” “It was just rumors,” she replied “It was — the rumor mill that Roy Moore likes young girls. It was not only in our department but, you know, at the courthouse, too.” Gary explained that the Gadsden Police
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