President Trump defended the ex-White Home staffer who resigned this week over allegations he abused two of his ex-wives.
Trump wished former White Home employees secretary Rob Porter effectively and applauded the alleged spouse beater’s work whereas within the West Wing.
“We want him effectively, he labored very arduous. I discovered about it not too long ago and I used to be shocked by it,” Trump mentioned in short remarks from the White Home. “He did an excellent job when he was within the White Home. We hope he has an exquisite profession and hopefully he could have a terrific profession forward of him him.”
Trump made no touch upon Porter’s two former spouses who got here ahead with chilling tales of bodily and psychological abuse this week.
Porter has maintained his innocence, which Trump identified.
“He additionally as you most likely know says he’s harmless and I believe you must do not forget that. He mentioned very strongly yesterday that he’s harmless,” Trump mentioned, defending the 40-year-old former staffer.
Porter’s resignation amid allegations of home abuse raised contemporary questions on Chief of Employees John Kelly’s capability to carry a tumultuous White Home beneath management and the way a lot Trump knew concerning the claims.
When Porter resigned on Wednesday, Kelly supplied solely a glowing assertion of the senior aide.
Later that night, he launched a second assertion, saying that he “was shocked by the brand new allegations” and that “there isn’t a place for home violence in our society.”
Porter’s second spouse, Jennie Willoughby, appeared on NBC’s “At the moment” present Friday morning, describing how he pulled her out of the bathe throughout an argument.
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He additionally made “assaults on my character and intelligence,” she mentioned.
Willoughby added that “in fact” she believes the allegations of bodily abuse by Porter made by his first spouse, Colbie Holderness, and says there was no coordination between the 2.