Editorials National News Trump made no mention of women or abuse allegations when he spoke about Porter at White House
Trump made no mention of women or abuse allegations when he spoke about Porter at White House
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Washington sources have stated that President Donald Trump said that lives were being "shattered" by allegations that may be false after two of his White House aides quit over domestic abuse accusations. Meanwhile recently Trump's White House has been heavily criticized for its handling of the allegations, which come amid a national debate over sexual misconduct and the Me Too movement that has seen an avalanche of claims fell towering figures across various industries.
Meanwhile the critics say the president's chief of staff, John Kelly, has badly mishandled the matter and that his future at the White House hangs by a thread. Trump tweeted that "People’s lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation". Further Trump not only accepted Porter's claim of innocence but praised him for doing "a very good job" and offered his wishes for "a wonderful career" ahead.
But the president's latest comments suggest that this week's resignations particularly Porter's were jolting at the highest levels. Porter worked directly with Kelly, the chief of staff, and was considered a skilled insider. Kelly's uneven response to the matter has raised questions about his own future.