Breaking: Trump Praises and Defends Alleged Wife Beater Rob Porter Despite Photos, Wishes Him Well: “He Said Very Strongly That He’s Innocent”
President Trump on Rob Porter: “But, it was very sad when we heard about it. And certainly, he’s also very sad. Now he also, as you probably know, he says he’s innocent and I think you have to remember that. He said very strongly yesterday that he’s innocent.” pic.twitter.com/mheejlotl1
This is what happens when America elects a misogynist president who unapologetically abuses and objectifies women: he defends other abusers.
Just the latest disgraceful episode in the ongoing sordid saga of this dishonest, corruption-riddled far right administration. And note that he’s almost certainly lying again when he says he “found out about it recently;” in reality, Trump and his aides knew about the allegations against Porter for more than a year.
And to make it even worse, CNN now reports that Trump is blaming the whole mess on his communications director, Hope Hicks.
He’s blaming Hope Hicks … “The president feels that Hope Hicks has allowed her romantic relationship with Porter to really cloud her judgment and her decision-making … that Hope Hicks put her own priorities above his and above the White House’s.” pic.twitter.com/ahPjkyxszI