Fri, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:51:15 am
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
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 9, 2018
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
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 9, 2018