Trump Aides Fill News Shows With Tone-Deaf Rematks on Domestic Violence

Trump Aides Fill News Shows With Tone-Deaf Rematks on Domestic Violence

The president has stood by other men - including Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican who ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate - when they faced allegations of abuse or harassment, while rarely expressing sympathy for the women who accused them.

There are now calls for Chief of Staff John Kelly, who allegedly knew about Porter's problems, to be investigated as well.

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney - who also denied being considered as a replacement for Kelly - said Trump was naturally inclined to give someone he had worked with "the benefit of the doubt". Download The for your device.in English and other languages.

A White House official categorically denied the report.

"I found out about it recently and I was surprised by it", the president said.

"There's no tolerance in this White House, and no place in America for domestic abuse", Pence said in an interview with Lester Holt.

"Everyone wants to talk about how Trump implied I am a not to be believed". By some accounts, White House counsel Don McGahn had been apprised of some accusations about Porter at least four times, including as early as January 2017.

White House legislative director Marc Short was asked whether Trump had personally waived Porter's interim security clearance, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation made further checks on his background, to allow him to handle the highly classified documents that flow to the president's desk. Kelly has done a lot to bring order to this chaotic White House.


The White House is under pressure to explain why dozens of staff - including Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser - have not been given permanent security clearance by U.S. intelligence services. This is a societal issue, and the tone has just been reset by the White House, ' she said.

In a tweet on Saturday that did not mention any names, Trump lamented that "peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation". He also, as you probably know, says he's innocent, and I think you have to remember that. He did a very good job in the White House. And we hope he has a wonderful career and he will have a great career ahead of him.

Over the past two years, more than a dozen women have accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances against them.

"The president tells me he learned when the rest of us did", she said, "the pictures, the police reports, the information provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation".

When those accusations became public on Tuesday - the British Daily Mail newspaper published a photo of one of Mr Porter's ex-wives with a black eye - Mr Kelly at first strongly defended his aide.

"Those accusers have had their day on your network and elsewhere for a long time".

That disconnect will continue to make defending Trump's revolting response to this scandal impossible, and ensure that many more lies will be told in the process. He led the charge against the Central Park Five, five African American youths wrongly convicted of rape, running advertisements implying they should be executed.

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