Just fifteen miles from the Alabama border, President Donald Trump used a campaign rally in Pensacola, Florida on Friday night to make the case for controversial GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, telling cheering supporters that his administration needs to keep that Senate seat in GOP hands, to insure that Mr. Trump's agenda can move through the Congress.
"We can't afford to have a liberal Democrat, who is completely controlled by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer," the President said of the special election on Tuesday for U.S. Senate in Alabama.
"Responding to someone in the crowd who was chanting Moore's name, the President heartily agreed.
"This guy is screaming, 'We want Roy Moore!' He's right," Mr. Trump said, as he made the case for Moore in a next-door state.
In his rally, the President gave a familiar campaign stump speech, mixing attacks on the news media with a pitch for a variety of proposals, like tougher measures on illegal immigration, and money for his proposed border wall, as he also made clear his disdain for Democrat Doug Jones, who has led Moore in some polls in Alabama.
But to achieve that, the President said it was imperative that Republicans win in Alabama on Tuesday.
"Get out and vote for Roy Moore!" Mr. Trump said to cheers.