Politics Trump: “I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind”

22:20  14 february  2018
22:20  14 february  2018 Source:   CBS News

White House says Trump takes domestic violence seriously

  White House says Trump takes domestic violence seriously The White House is defending President Donald Trump's failure to acknowledge the women who accused former staff secretary Rob Porter of domestic violence.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders tells reporters that Trump and the entire administration take domestic violence very seriously. And she says the president believes that all allegations need to be investigated thoroughly.Sanders says she spoke directly with the president and he had "relayed that message directly to me."Trump complained on Twitter over the weekend that, "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation.

President Trump gave his first personal and public condemnation of domestic violence Wednesday since allegations of spousal abuse were levied last week against former White House aide Rob Porter.

President Donald Trump denounced domestic violence “ of any kind ” on Wednesday, after facing criticism for being slow to personally address the matter in the wake of spousal abuse allegations leveled against two former White House aides.

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Ex-wife of accused WH aide rips Trump for suggesting he didn't get 'due process'

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President Trump made his first public condemnation of domestic violence since staff secretary Rob Porter's resignation last week.

President Donald Trump responds to a reporter's question on domestic violence following a working session regarding opportunity zones following the recently signed tax bill in the Oval Office of the White House on February 14, 20218 in Washington, DC.

President Trump gave his first personal and public condemnation of domestic violence Wednesday since allegations of spousal abuse were levied last week against former White House aide Rob Porter. 

"I am 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 it," the president said in a White House meeting with local government and business leaders about building economic opportunities for low-income communities. 

The president made the remark in response to questions, as he sat with Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, in the meeting about encouraging economic development in low-income areas. His daughter and aide Ivanka Trump was also in the room. 

Sanders defends herself from criticism from Porter ex-wife

  Sanders defends herself from criticism from Porter ex-wife White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended herself on Tuesday from criticism from one of the ex-wives of Rob Porter who's accused the former White House staffer of abuse. Colbie Holderness, one of the women claiming domestic violence at Porter's hands, faulted Sanders for not addressing whether President Trump believes the accusations in an opinion piece published Tuesday."While I cannot say I am surprised, I exp ected a woman to do better," Holderness wrote in The Washington Post.

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U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is opposed to domestic violence , speaking out on the matter a week after top aide Rob Porter resigned under the weight of allegations from two former wives that he committed domestic abuse.

Trump called Rob Porter a "sick puppy" upon hearing about allegations

The president has been criticized for failing to mention the ex-wives of Porter who have alleged domestic violence.

Over the weekend, the president, in a vague tweet, lamented a lack of "due process."

Questions over what the White House knew about Porter, and when, continue to plague the White House and drive much of the news cycle in Washington. Porter resigned last week. 

This is a developing story and will be updated.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a meeting on his infrastructure initiative at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2018.: Trump holds an infrastructure meeting at the White House in Washington © Kevin Lamarque / REUTERS Trump holds an infrastructure meeting at the White House in Washington

Why is it so hard for Trump to say that evil things are evil? .
Nazis, domestic violence, the epidemic of mass shootings — the list goes on.“It almost wouldn’t even have to be said.

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