When ‘Democrat’ is a worse slur than ‘alleged sexual miscreant’

President Trump’s rationale for continuing to support Roy Moore, the Republican candidate for the Senate in the Alabama, was simple when he offered it on Tuesday.

“We don’t need a liberal person in there, a Democrat,” Trump said.

The contrast Trump drew, then, was this. Either Moore, accused of sexual assault by one woman who was 16 at the time and of attempted groping by a woman who was 14 when it happened, or Doug Jones, accused of being a Democrat.

Trump chose the former. He’s not alone: CONT.

Philip Bump, Washington Post