Trump defends Alabama candidate in misconduct claims

US President Donald Trump has backed a beleaguered Alabama Senate candidate who is accused of preying on teenagers.

He pointed out that Roy Moore "totally denies" sexual misconduct with a string of teenage girls, including a 14-year-old, when he was in his 30s. "We don't need a liberal person in there, a Democrat," Mr Trump said of next month's election.

The White House previously said Mr Trump thought the Moore allegations were "extremely troubling." This news published by BBC.