Two days ahead of the Alabama election, Roy Moore's chief political strategist, Dean Young, said, "If the people of Alabama vote for the liberal Democrat, Doug Jones, then they're voting against the president ... This is Donald Trump on trial in Alabama," on ABC's This Week.

Why it matters: The Moore camp wants to make Tuesday's election a referendum on Trump.

The backdrop: Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct by nine different women, including one who alleges he inappropriately touched her when she was 14 years old, but he's largely regained Republican support ahead of Election Day.

More from Young:

  • "I highly doubt there will be a Senate investigation. If there is, Judge Moore will be found telling the truth, just like he always has."
  • "I need you people in Alabama not the fall for all the false allegations that just appeared three or four weeks ago."

Alabama's other senator, Richard Shelby: "The Senate's going to have to weigh, if Roy Moore wins, his fitness to serve," on CNN's State of the Union.

Democrat Rep. Terri Sewell of Alabama: "Listen, the state of Alabama voted for this president by 28 points. The fact that we're closed and narrowed into a statistical dead heat is really important."

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President Trump's suburbs

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President Trump cast an outdated vision of "the 'suburban housewife'" as he swiped this week at Joe Biden's newly minted running mate Kamala Harris — building on his months-long play to drive a wedge through battleground-state suburbs by reframing white voters' expectations.

The big picture: As he struggles to find an attack that will stick against the Biden campaign, Trump for a while now has been stoking fears of lawless cities and an end to what he's called the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream.” It’s a playbook from the ‘70s and ‘80s — but the suburbs have changed a lot since then.

Trump tightens screws on ByteDance to sell Tiktok

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President Trump added more pressure Friday night on China-based TikTok parent ByteDance to exit the U.S., ordering it to divest all assets related to the U.S. operation of TikTok within 90 days.

Between the lines: The order means ByteDance must be wholly disentangled from TikTok in the U.S. by November. Trump had previously ordered TikTok banned if ByteDance hadn't struck a deal within 45 days. The new order likely means ByteDance has just another 45 days after that to fully close the deal, one White House source told Axios.

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