Democrats just threw a wrench into President Donald Trump’s continued support for embattled Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore with help from his own daughter and senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump.
Trump is reportedly furious with Ivanka after her comments were featured in a campaign ad for Democratic opponent Doug Jones, The New York Times reported Saturday.
“There is a special place in hell for people who prey on children,” Ivanka Trump told the Associated Press when the allegations were reported. “I’ve yet to see a valid explanation, and I have no reason to doubt the victims’ accounts,” she added, according to the report.
“Do you believe this?” Trump asked aides in the Oval Office when he learned his daughter’s words were being prominently featured in Moore opponent Jones’s campaign ads, The Times reports.
The infighting has created a no-win situation for Republicans.
“Either we’re saddled with a Democrat in a seat that ought to be Republican, or we’re saddled with a brand anvil that’s going to drag down the president, drag down the Senate, drag down the party and plunge the Senate into immediate turmoil when he gets there,” ” GOP strategist Scott Jennings said.
Watch the campaign ad that has Donald Trump screaming at the TV screen: