Colbert, Fallon slam Trump for backing Roy Moore amid harassment scandal

PHOTO: Roy Moore, GOP Senate candidate speaks Oct. 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. and President Donald Trump speaks in Manila on Nov. 13, 2017. PlayGetty Images
WATCH Alabama US Senate candidate Roy Moore receives support from Trump and RNC

Late-night comedians went in full force on President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he formally endorsed Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore this week, despite allegations that he harassed underage girls.

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Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Trump said he would stand by Moore, in part, because, “We don't want to have a liberal Democrat in Alabama, believe me. We want strong borders. We want stopping crime.”

Moore has repeatedly denied all allegations against him.

But that didn’t stop Stephen Colbert, host of “The Late Show,” from slamming Trump over his endorsement.

"Yes, we want stopping crime. We just not want stopping sexual assault," Colbert said, while giving his best Trump impersonation.

He went on to play a video clip of Moore’s spokesperson, Janet Porter, defending him on CNN, saying, “We need to make it clear that there's a group of non-accusers that have not accused the judge of any sexual misconduct or anything illegal.”

PHOTO: Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, greets guests at a campaign rally on Sept. 25, 2017 in Fairhope, Ala.Scott Olson/Getty Images
Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, greets guests at a campaign rally on Sept. 25, 2017 in Fairhope, Ala.

“Yes, let's be fair. Let's be fair. It's just nine women. What about all the women who haven't accused him of sexual assault,” Colbert said. “Everyone was so quick to call Jeffrey Dahmer a serial killer and cannibal, but we forget about all the people he didn't eat. Come on!”

Over on “The Tonight Show,” Jimmy Fallon introduced a mock character of Moore who pretended to reject Trump’s endorsement.

“I'm shocked. These are some serious and disturbing allegations against Donald Trump and frankly, I do not want to be associated with this fella at all,” the Moore character said.

“That's why I'm rejecting his endorsement. I think that he is immature, he's annoying, he's gossipy, he's like a teenage girl, but in a bad way,” the character, played by comedian Patton Oswalt, said.

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