White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Thursday that President Trump was too busy focusing on his Asian trip and tax reform plan to pay attention to pervy Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.
“Well the president made a statement when he was in Asia, and he’s been very busy here working on explaining to the country exactly what happened in his Asia trip,” she told Fox News.
“The president will make a statement when he wants to make a statement, and none of us should get ahead of that,” Conway said.
“Whatever the facts end up being, the premises of course the incontrovertible principle, is that there is no Senate seat worth more than a child. All we want is to put that forward.”
The president has been silent on the escalating controversy surrounding Moore, who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by nine women, most of whom were teens when they encountered Moore, who was in his 30s.
He ignored reporters’ shouted questions on Wednesday after delivering a blow-by-blow account of his travels and meetings with Asian leaders.
In Asia, he said he had not paid much attention to the scandal but stood by an earlier White House statement that said Moore should step aside if the allegations were true.
While Conway, argued that Trump was too busy to weigh in, the president since returning from Asia has taken to Twitter to bash Democrats and the media and chide UCLA basketball players for not thanking him quickly enough after he helped win their return to the States from China following their arrest on shoplifting charges.
The president himself faced accusations of sexual harassment or assault from more than a dozen women during the campaign.
Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said all of Trump’s accusers were liars.
“We’ve been clear on that from the beginning, and the president’s spoken on it,” she told reporters late last month.
Conway also slammed the media for focusing on Moore instead of what the administration wants the press to focus on: tax reform and Asia.
Moore has defiantly refused to drop out of his race against Democrat Doug Jones despite calls from leading Republican lawmakers for him to quit.
The election to fill the Cotton State Senate seat left vacant when Jeff Sessions was named attorney general is Dec. 12.