Trump refuses to answer questions about Alabama Senate candidate

The president was asked whether Roy Moore should bow out of the Senate race.
3:51 | 11/16/17

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And we begin with president trump, back after his 12-day trip to Asia. Saying his trip restored America's standing in the world, after, quote, previous mistakes were made over many years by other administrations. He said nato is, quote, very happy with Donald Trump. And that countries he visited are united against North Korea. But now, back home, the president refusing to answer any questions about Roy Moore. Tonight, Moore's own attorney before the cameras, just a short time ago, and what he now says about that fifth accuser. ABC's chief national correspondent Tom llamas starts us off from Alabama. Reporter: President trump tonight refusing to turn his back on Roy Moore. Our Cecilia Vega at the white house, pressing him on whether Moore should drop out. Should Roy Moore resign, Mr. President? Do you believe his accusers? Reporter: Silence from the president. But tonight, his daughter, ivanka, is speaking out, telling the associated press -- "There's a special place in hell for people who prey on children. I've yet to see a valid explanation and I have no reason to doubt the victims' accounts." One of those accounts from Beverly young Nelson, who says Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 16. She said he told her nobody would believe her story. He said, you're just a child. And he said, I am the district attorney of etowah county. Reporter: Nelson says that's the last contact she had with Roy Moore. Moore has said he never met her and does not know her. But tonight, Moore's lawyer fighting back, saying Moore was actually a judge in Nelson's divorce case in 1999. There was contact. Judge Moore signed an order in that case. Reporter: The lawyer always wants a handwriting expert to evaluate the inscription Nelson saying Moore wrote in her high school yearbook -- "To a sweeter, more beautiful girl, I could not say merry Christmas," signed, "Love, Roy Moore, district attorney." I want to ask you, do you think that was written by the same person? Reporter: Moore denied any inappropriate sexual conduct with teenage girls. But not that he dated teenagers when he was in his 30s. Do you remember dating girls that young at the time? Not generally, no. But if I did, you know, I'm not going to dispute anything, but I don't remember anything like that. Reporter: Senate majority leader Mitch Mcconnell, who calls Moore "Unfit for the senate", is urging a write-in candidate to step forward. An alabamian who fits that standard is the attorney general, who is totally well known and extremely popular in Alabama. Reporter: Moore today tweeting the quote, "Washington elite will do whatever it takes" to stop him. They spent over $30 million to try to take me out. They've done everything they could, and now they're together to try to keep me from going to Washington. Reporter: In Moore's ho hometown, Republicans I spoke with are torn. I find it straight that after 40 years somebody comes forward. I mean, why would you wait 40 years? If I'm Roy Moore, I get out of this race. Mixed opinions there in Alabama. Tom llamas with us live from Birmingham. And Tom, Roy Moore's campaign tonight challenges, of course, as you point out, that fifth accuser, Beverly young Nelson. Roy Moore said he didn't know her, but now, as you report, his lawyer says he was a judge in her divorce case. You reached out to her lawyer? Reporter: That's right. Gloria Allred got back to us. She said, she's sent an e-mail to the senate judiciary committee. She wants her client to testify under oath and Roy Moore to do the same. If that happens, she will release that yearbook so independent experts can look at the handwriting. And we have breaking news tonight. There is a new accuser in this case. She claims in the '90s, she went to Roy Moore's office looking for legal help. He made her feel uncomfortable. This is what she alleges, and at the end of the meeting, he grabbed her bay the backside. Roy Moore has denied all allegations. David? Tom llamas leading us off

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