President Trump likes winners and Alabama Judge Roy Moore doesn't fit the bill. In December 2017, the judge helped Republicans lose a Senate seat in the Heart of Dixie for the first time in 25 years. It was a historic feat for Democrat Doug Jones, but one that was made possible because of the sexual assault allegations against Moore, his denials, and his refusal to bow out of the race. Trump was one of few people to stand by Moore during the allegations, but now that Moore is jumping in the race for next fall's contest, this time around the president is urging Alabama Republicans to ignore him.
Republicans cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama. This time it will be for Six Years, not just Two. I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and unlike many other Republican leaders, wanted him to win. But he didn’t, and probably won’t.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2019
...If Alabama does not elect a Republican to the Senate in 2020, many of the incredible gains that we have made during my Presidency may be lost, including our Pro-Life victories. Roy Moore cannot win, and the consequences will be devastating....Judges and Supreme Court Justices!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2019
In fact, most Republicans seem to be imploring Moore to go away.
You mean like last time? You’re literally the only candidate who could lose a GOP seat in pro-Trump, pro-USA ALABAMA. Running for office should never become a business model. If you actually care about #MAGA more than your own ego, it's time to ride off into the sunset, Judge. https://t.co/Twg9isFRkY— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 28, 2019
In 2017's special election Senate race in Alabama, reports suggested that Moore had sexually abused teenage girls when he was in his thirties and serving as the state's assistant district attorney. He rejected the charges.