Donald Trump Praised White House Aide Who Physically Abused Two Ex-Wives

Type: MisogynyFeb 09 2018 Severity:
About: Women
Donald Trump heaped praise on Rob Porter, who was one of his most senior advisers, for doing a tremendous job while lamenting that he had to leave after it was reported Porter physically abused two of his ex-wives. Trump didn't speak out against assaulting women, but instead focused on how great Porter was at his job and how sad he was to lose him.

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Quote | Trump said the abusive aide did a tremendous job and wished him well.

We wish him [Rob Porter] well. He worked very hard. I found out about it recently and I was surprised by it. But we certainly wish him well. It's obviously a tough time for him. He did a very good job when he was in the White House. And we hope he has a wonderful career, and hopefully he will have a great career ahead of him. 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. So you'll have to talk to him about that. But we absolutely wish him well. Did a very good job while he was at the White House.