President Trump just said he’d rather have an accused pedophile in the senate than a ‘liberal democrat”.

Donald Trump threw his support behind Roy Moore, despite allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against the Republican Alabama Senate candidate.

“We don’t need a liberal Democrat in the seat,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House.

“He denies it. He totally denies it,” Trump said of the accusations against Moore, noting the alleged incidents took place around 40 years ago.

Trump spoke before departing for Florida, where he will spend Thanksgiving.