Trump: Roy Moore Should Concede

By Melanie Arter | December 15, 2017 | 10:03 AM EST

President Donald Trump (Screenshot of Fox News video)

( – President Donald Trump said Friday that Roy Moore should concede the Alabama Senate race to Democrat Doug Jones, who was determined to be the winner on election night.

Trump spoke to reporters on the White House lawn before heading to Quantico, Va., to deliver remarks at the FBI National Academy graduation.

“I think we’re doing very well on the tax. We’ll see what happens. It is something that will be monumental. It will be the biggest tax decrease or tax cut in the history of our country, but as far as Roy Moore, yeah, it’s – I would certainly say he should,” the president said when asked whether Moore should concede to Jones.

Moore issued a statement Wednesday, saying he would not concede until all the votes are counted.

“In this race, we have not received the final count to include military and provisional ballots,” he said. “This has been a very close race, and we are awaiting certification by the secretary of state.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also told reporters Thursday that “it probably sounds like it may have – should have already taken place,” when asked if Moore should concede.

“Look, the president has already called and congratulated Doug Jones and expressed his willingness to work with him and to meet with him when he arrives in Washington,” Sanders said.


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