Another black eye for the White House
Apparently Donald Trump and the rest of the members of his white male boys club in the White House didn’t get the memo that it’s 2018.
The other part of that memo says that you just can’t go around assaulting and dehumanizing women like you did in the past.
Today, in a stunning statement, Donald trump took the side of an alleged wife beater over his (“alleged”) victims.
“President Donald Trump on Friday called the departure of his former staff secretary Rob Porter following allegations of domestic abuse “very sad” and said he wishes Porter “well.”
The President, in his first public comments since Porter’s resignation on Wednesday, did not express any sympathy for the women Porter allegedly abused — instead pointing to Porter’s claim that “he’s innocent.”
“I found out about it recently and I was surprised by it,” Trump said. “We certainly wish him well. It’s obviously a very tough time for him. He did a very good job while he was in the White House.”
“We hope that he will have a wonderful career,” Trump added.
Trump said “it was very sad when we heard about it.”
Trump focused on Porter’s denial of the allegations that he struck his two-ex-wives while they were married.
“He says he’s innocent, and I think you have to remember that,” Trump said. “He said very strongly yesterday that he’s innocent, but you’ll have to talk to him about that.” [Source]
“You wish him well” What about the poor women who he (“allegedly”) went all Mike Tyson on?
My lord! trump will do anything to protect and defend white men doing bad things. (“There are bad people on both sides.”)
Remember the Central Park Five? trump still thinks that they are guilty, even though they have been found innocent and vindicated by our judicial system. But he will never hope that they have a “wonderful career”. In fact, if it were up to him, they would all be dead.
But trump has a history of defending certain types of men who abuse women. Maybe it’s because he has admitted to being an abuser himself and thus can totally relate to them.
Anyway, now comes the fun part. The White House will try to convince the American people that they were not aware of this man’s past, and that they are “shocked” to hear of these allegations of domestic abuse against him.
Of course we know now that the man charged with overseeing Mr. Porter’s hire is no better than trump. Chief of Staff John Kelly has had his issues believing women who have had these types of sad encounters with men in the past. Frankly, though, his word is not worth much anymore. He has been proven to be a racist and a liar.
This will be a tough sell to all but trump’s minions. Rob Porter couldn’t pass an FBI background check because of these allegations and the FBI made the trump boys club aware of this months ago. And yet, he continued to thrive with team trump. He was even dating another member of team trump with trump’s blessing.
“Jennifer Willoughby, an ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, told NBC News on Friday that “shame” once kept her from coming forward with allegations of spousal abuse.
But telling her story in recent days has been “really cathartic,” she said.
“I think anybody who has been in a toxic or abusive relationship recognizes that, [to] some degree, you feel as though it’s your fault and you carry that shame with you,” Willoughby told Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s ”
No need to be ashamed Ms. Willoughby, you are the victim here, not Mr. Porter.
Although if you listened to the president today, you would think it’s the other way around.