Politics Trump Reportedly Called Rob Porter ‘Sick’ Privately Despite Publicly Defending Aide

02:10  12 february  2018
02:10  12 february  2018 Source:   Mediaite

Kelly offers account of Porter exit that some White House aides consider untrue

  Kelly offers account of Porter exit that some White House aides consider untrue Some staffers who attended a Friday meeting left feeling that Chief of Staff John Kelly had effectively asked them to lie on his behalf.During a staff meeting, Kelly told those in attendance to say that he took action to remove Porter within 40 minutes of learning that abuse allegations from two ex-wives were credible, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because discussions in such meetings are supposed to be confidential.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday defended former aide Rob Porter The chief of staff's handling of the matter has drawn the ire of Trump , according to two people who speak to the president regularly but are not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said President Trump was “shocked and disturbed” by the domestic abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter , despite never publicly US intel community reportedly spent 0,000 trying to purchase stolen NSA documents from Russians.

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Despite publicly defending Rob Porter, a former White House staff secretary who resigned after both his ex-wives accused him of domestic abuse, President Donald Trump has called him “sick” in private, according to Axios.

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Jonathan Swan reported that behind closed doors, Trump has told a number of people that he believes the allegations against Porter, and thinks his former staffer is “sick.”

Porter, once a low profile but powerful aide in the Trump White House, was thrust into the spotlight after his two ex-wives detailed his physical and emotional abuse to the Daily Mail. Although Porter resigned in light of the accusations, the president has spoken fondly of him in public comments, reminding the press that the aide “says he is innocent” and “will have a great career ahead of him.”

Priebus: Trump didn't complain to me about Kelly

  Priebus: Trump didn't complain to me about Kelly <p>The former White House chief of staff denied a report this week that claimed President Trump phoned him to complain about his replacement.</p>In an interview with Hugh Hewitt broadcast on Saturday, Priebus said the conversation, in which Trump reportedly complained to Priebus about Kelly's handling of domestic abuse allegations against a White House aide, never happened.

Rob Porter , a top aide to the president who has kept a low profile in a chaotic administration, stands Kelly reportedly encouraged Porter to stay on despite claims that Porter punched and choked his A member of the Trump administration who used to date Porter reportedly heard about his relationship

Rob Porter , a top aide to the president who has kept a low profile in a chaotic administration, stands This is all despite the fact that Kelly has reportedly known about Porter ’s alleged abuse well before Porter was nonetheless publicly embraced by his colleagues, and had virtually unobstructed access

From Axios:

In the Oval Office, Trump read a print-out of the Daily Mail story with incredulity. He quickly turned on Porter. Trump said he was shocked that this clean-cut Harvard guy with the perfectly parted hair — “straight out of central casting” — could have violently attacked women.

Trump has also told associates that he views men who beat their wives the same way he views child molesters: as “sick puppies.” (This sits uncomfortably beside the fact that Trump stood by accused pedophile Roy Moore.)

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Porter ex-wife: 'If he hasn’t already been abusive with Hope, he will' .
<p>One of the ex-wives of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter said that if he hasn't been abusive during his relationship with communications director Hope Hicks, he soon would be.</p>Jennie Willoughby, who was married to Porter for four years until 2013, told CNN's Anderson Cooper that she was worried for Hicks.

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