Trump didn’t mention anything about the two former wives who claimed that he regularly beat them.
After inviting reporters to the White House so that he could make a statement on Porter’s resignation, the president began by saying that “we wish him well” and that “he worked very hard.” Trump then went on to talk about how hard it was for Porter to leave his job at the White House.
“It’s obviously a tough time for him,” he said. “He did a good job when he was in the White House, and we hope he has a wonderful career.”
Trump reminded reporters that Porter is denying all allegations made against him.
“He says he’s innocent,” the President explained. “You have to remember that. He said very strongly yesterday that he’s innocent.”
Trump’s staff secretary resigned earlier this week when photos emerged showing injuries suffered by his two ex-wives who both claimed came from Porter’s own physical abuse.
BREAKING: “We wish him well. He worked very hard,” President Trump says in defense of resigning White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who faces domestic abuse allegations, adding that Porter did “good job” while he was in the White House. pic.twitter.com/wbhUy0egGm
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) February 9, 2018