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Roy Moore is pictured Tuesday night, Sept. 26, 2017, after winning the GOP nomination in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. (FOX10 News) Roy Moore is pictured Tuesday night, Sept. 26, 2017, after winning the GOP nomination in the U.S. Senate race in Alabama. (FOX10 News)
WASHINGTON (AP) -

The White House says President Donald Trump believes Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore "will do the right thing and step aside" if sexual misconduct allegations against him are true.

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters traveling with Trump in Asia that the president believes a "mere allegation" - especially one from many years ago - shouldn't be allowed to destroy a person's life.

But Sanders says: "The president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside."

The Washington Post reported Thursday that an Alabama woman said Moore had sexual contact with her when she was 14 and he was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney.

The Moore campaign denied the report as "the very definition of fake news and intentional defamation.

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