Steve Bannon Allies Claim Victory as Trump Officially Endorses Roy Moore

This morning, President Trump made his endorsement for Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race official.

Steve Bannon allies are touting President Trump’s endorsement as a victory.

Roy Moore currently leads in 4 of the last 5 major polls, with the Washington Post poll being the only outlier.

As reported by the WashingtonExaminer

President Trump’s endorsement of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday marked a victory for the efforts of Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist who backed Moore through a sexual misconduct scandal that saw most Republicans abandon the candidate.

Trump’s endorsement of Moore came days after the president and Bannon spoke privately, a source close to Bannon told the Washington Examiner. That source did not provide details on what the two discussed when they spoke within the past week.

But Trump’s decision to throw his support behind Moore, who faces allegations of pursuing inappropriate relationships with teenagers when he was in his 30s, could tighten a race that had already begun to shift in Moore’s favor. Trump withheld strong criticism or praise of Moore in the immediate aftermath of the sexual misconduct allegations, even as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for Moore to drop out of the special election contest.

Bannon and his allies did not back away from Moore during the intense controversy that followed the first wave of accusations. The Breitbart News chair had supported Moore in the GOP primary that saw Trump campaign on behalf of Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ seat and then lost to Moore in the primary.

The White House noted that Trump spoke to Moore on the phone from Air Force One on Monday after he endorsed the former state supreme court judge via Twitter.

“The president had a positive call with Judge Roy Moore during which they discussed the state of the Alabama Senate race and the president endorsed Judge Moore’s campaign,” principal deputy press secretary Raj Shah said in a statement.

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