President Trump has made his first public statement on the ouster of White House staff secretary Rob Porter, amid a scathing report of domestic violence against his two former wives.
And yes, while White House Chief of Staff and others are forced to walk back previous statements of support, given the things Porter has been credibly accused of by his former wives, and at least one ex-girlfriend, Trump praised the man.
BREAKING: Trump wishes Porter well, points to his denials. "He says he's innocent. I think you have to remember that." pic.twitter.com/t3PfTVtld0
— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) February 9, 2018
POOL:" The president was also asked about former staff secretary Rob Porter. Trump said "we wish him well" and that it is a "tough time" for Porter. "As you probably know he says he is innocent," Trump added. The president said Porter did "very well" in the White House."
— Jim Swift (@JimSwiftDC) February 9, 2018
"As you probably know, he says he is innocent and I think you have to remember that." — Trump pic.twitter.com/Q80OEr91WI
— ryan teague beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) February 9, 2018
And this is how you DON’T respond to a situation as dire as domestic abuse.