Moore tweets thanks for Trump's endorsement

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WASHINGTON (AP) Roy Moore has tweeted his thanks for President Donald Trump's endorsement.

The Alabama Republican who's running for U.S. Senate says he "can't wait to help" Mr. Trump "#DrainTheSwamp."

Mr. Trump endorsed Moore in a tweet Monday morning, saying Moore's vote is needed in Congress.

It was Mr. Trump's strongest show of support for Moore since allegations surfaced that the candidate had sexually assaulted teenage girls decades ago, including one who said he molested her when she was 14 and he was in his 30s.

Many national Republicans have called on Moore to step aside in the wake of multiple sexual assault and harassment allegations.

After Mr. Trump's tweet, Moore tweeted that "The America First agenda will #MAGA," a reference to Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan.

Mr. Trump has assailed Democratic candidate Doug Jones and has defended Moore against allegations of child molestation.

But the White House has said he has no plans to make campaign appearances.