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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:34 PM

Amid Rob Porter controversy, Trump declares he's 'totally opposed to domestic violence'

Source: The Washington Post




By David Nakamura February 14 at 3:10 PM

President Trump on Wednesday declared he is “totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind” as the White House sought to tamp down growing controversy surrounding former aide Rob Porter who resigned last week after facing allegations that he had abused his two ex-wives.

In a brief statement to reporters at the White House, Trump said, “I'm totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind. Everyone knows that. And it almost wouldn't even have to be said. So, now you hear it, but you all know.” He declined to answer follow-up questions.

Porter, who served as White House staff secretary, resigned a week ago amid the allegations from his former wives, who said he had been physically and emotionally abusive during their relationships. Porter denies the accusations. Though some top White House aides, including Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, expressed support for Porter after the initial allegations surfaced in news reports, pressure mounted on him to resign as more evidence was made public, including photos of Porter's first wife with a black eye she said she suffered on their honeymoon.

Porter had worked with a provisional security clearance, but he had been unable to secure a full clearance after the FBI learned of the allegations early last year. White House officials have offered conflicting timelines over how long Kelly and other aides had known about the abuse allegations and why they had not acted to remove him earlier.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2018/02/14/amid-rob-porter-controversy-trump-declares-hes-totally-opposed-to-domestic-violence/?utm_term=.f0dc62cbc3f8&wpisrc=al_news__alert-politics--alert-national&wpmk=1

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Reply Amid Rob Porter controversy, Trump declares he's 'totally opposed to domestic violence' (Original post)
DonViejo Feb 14 OP
Renew Deal Feb 14 #1
djacq Feb 14 #2
Glamrock Feb 14 #3
Squinch Feb 14 #4
cloudbase Feb 14 #6
Glamrock Feb 14 #7
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 14 #5
yurbud Feb 14 #8
raccoon Feb 14 #9
angrychair Feb 14 #10
JustABozoOnThisBus Feb 15 #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:36 PM

1. Taking a bold stand

Was he opposed while he stalled after Porter's FBI background check was completed?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:40 PM

2. Talk about a Day Late, Dollar Short.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:40 PM

3. Says the guy who allegedly beat and raped his wife

because he didn't like his hair plugs. Fuck this guy.

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:41 PM

4. I was just going to point that out. Wife beater, wife rapist and serial molester of women says what?

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Response to Glamrock (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:15 PM

6. Was that his

domestic wife or his foreign wife.

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Response to cloudbase (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:19 PM

7. I believe it was his first foreign wife.

Although I could be wrong. It's difficult for a dirty, evil, no values liberal (who's been with the same woman since '93) like me to keep up with.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:51 PM

5. like really totally stable genius opposed

Nobody is more opposed really many people are saying I'm not saying but many people just ask me only I am opposed nobody is more opposed you have these really smart excellent people saying just ask them they say trump is totally and I mean then you have Obama he wasn't even born when I was opposing and most people don't know this but he was born somewhere like Nambia or somewhere they don't oppose that kind of thing but only I can oppose domestic violence which is not the same as wild violence because you know the wall doesn't need to be where there are wild I mean really vicious rivers so we're gonna build the wall.

No collusion! No collusion!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 04:22 PM

8. "He did it so poorly, so poorly. Let me tell you, when I beat a wife, she doesn't talk about it."

"That's how you know you've done it right. And nobody does it better than me, NOBODY."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:39 PM

9. "And it almost wouldn't have to be said. "

But it DID have to be said--which makes a loud statement in itself.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:40 PM

10. Trumps opinion is worthless

Asking a sexual predator like trump to come out against domestic abuse is like asking Jeffery Dahmer to support vegans: useless and hallow.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Feb 15, 2018, 07:25 AM

11. What's Rob Porter's opinion? I bet I can predict it:

Porter: "I'm totally opposed to domestic violence".

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