U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race on Monday, looking past sexual misconduct allegations against the candidate to argue that his vote is needed in Congress. Trump tweeted early Monday that "Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive tax cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama." Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need Republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigration, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, V.A., Judges 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet! — @realDonaldTrump It was Trump's strongest show of support for Moore since allegations surfaced that the candidate had sexually assaulted teenage girls decades ago, including one who said he molested her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s. Many national Republicans have called on Moore to step aside in the wake of multiple sexual assault and harassment allegations. Conservative group linked to woman who falsely accused Roy Moore What's worse than Roy Moore losing an election? For Republicans, it might be winning one Shortly after Trump's tweet, Moore responded on Twitter: "Thankful for President Trump's support. The America First agenda will #MAGA. Can't wait to help him #DrainTheSwamp." Trump also assailed Moore's Democratic rival Doug Jones, tweeting that "Putting a Pelosi/Schumer liberal puppet Jones into office in Alabama would hurt our great Republican agenda of low on taxes, tough on crime, strong on military and borders...& so much more." Florida appearance planned Trump for weeks was silent after the allegations against Moore surfaced, and the White House has said he had no plans to make campaign appearances before the Dec. 12 election. But Trump in recent days has raised doubts about the allegations against Moore, and he has agreed to headline a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Fla. — less than 20 miles from the Alabama border — just four days before the Alabama election. A photo composite shows Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate Roy Moore, flanked in the centre by two people who accused him of