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US President Donald Trump says Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore should “step aside” and withdraw from his race if allegations of sexual misconduct with teens against him are proven true.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement in statement on Friday, after the politician stood accused of initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl and three others around the same age in the US state of Alabama when he was in his early 30s.

“Like most Americans the president believes we cannot allow a mere allegation, in this case one from many years ago, to destroy a person’s life,” Sanders said aboard Air Force One, before Trump landed in Vietnam for an international summit.

“However, the president also believes that if these allegations are true, Judge Moore will do the right thing and step aside,” she noted.

Sanders, however, said the US president will “remain focused,” and not be distracted by the…

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