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Suddenly Donald Trump is all in for Roy Moore, the alleged pedophile and Bible-thumping fanatic whose Senate vote the Republicans need to pass their tax plan (and screw over his working-class constituents in Alabama). To defend this revolting endorsement, Trump claimed that Doug Jones, the former prosecutor running against Moore as a Democrat, is “soft on crime” — a charge he repeated several times.

Soft on crime? Jones put away the KKK thugs who bombed a Birmingham church and killed four little girls; Moore was cruising the Gadsden mall for underage girls when he was an assistant district attorney. “You’re so soft,” Seth Meyers admonishes Trump, “that you look like a tub of melted Playdoh.”

But Trump isn’t the only Republican who’s gone soft on Moore, notes the Late Night host. They’re all squishy on child molestation now because…corporate tax cuts rule!

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