President Donald Trump offered his first comments on his former staff secretary Rob Porter who resigned Wednesday after allegations of abuse by two of his former ex-wives.
“It was very sad when we heard about it and certainly he is also very sad. He also, as you probably know, says he is innocent and I think you have to remember that. He said very strongly yesterday that he is innocent. You will have to talk to him about that,” Trump said, adding, “we absolutely wish him well, he did a very good job all he was at the White House. Thank you very much, everybody. Thank you.”
Rob Porter’s ex-wife tells me he constantly choked her, threw her on the bed and put his body weight on her using a limb, and in 2005, punched her face. Says she didn’t realize how bad the situation was until a counselor told her this was not OK. https://t.co/3Nn82078ZY pic.twitter.com/x6kLYq1pg7
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) February 7, 2018
Porter denied the allegations via White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, saying, “These outrageous allegations are simply false. I took the photos given to the media nearly 15 years ago. And the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described. I’ve been transparent and truthful about these vile claims, but I will not further engage publicly with a coordinated smear campaign.”