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    The US president has addressed the Pensacola rally, which took place several miles away from the Alabama border and inside one of Alabama's largest media markets days before the special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' former seat. Twitter users have been quick to react to the endorsement.

    US President Donald Trump has urged Alabama voters to "get out and vote" for GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, mocking his Democratic Party rival Doug Jones.

    Trump has praised the "very enthusiastic" fans at Pensacola rally, which took place several miles away from the Alabama border and inside one of Alabama's largest media markets.

    During his "Make America Great Again speech," the president had described the democratic candidate as too liberal for Alabama and warned that Republicans can't afford to lose a vote in the Senate, where they hold a 52-48 majority.

    Roy Moore has retweeted Trump's statements, saying he has found his "best supporter" in Trump.

    Trump's endorsement of the Senate candidate from Alabama has caused shock waves on Twitter, with many urging Moore to "stay away from children" and calling him a child molester.

    The Republican hopeful's endorsement has also become the theme for numerous memes spread across the social network.

    However, very few have welcomed the candidacy of Moore, who has denied numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, mostly in regard to underage women.

    Republican candidate Roy Moore has faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including assault and sexually encounters with underage girls when he was in his early 30s, with many GOP members, including Paul Ryan, calling him to leave the race in the weeks since the accusations first came to light.

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    candidacy, rally, Republican Party (United States), Jeff Sessions, Roy Moore, Donald Trump, Alabama
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