Trump Points To Rob Porter’s Denials In First Remarks On Abuse Allegations

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President Donald Trump on Friday spoke for the first time about the resignation of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, who stepped down this week after allegations of abuse from both of his ex-wives became publicly known.

Trump said “it was very sad” to learn about Porter’s alleged abuse, but pointed out that Porter has denied the claims.

“As you probably know, he says he’s innocent, and I think you have to remember that,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. “He said very strongly yesterday that he’s innocent, so you’ll have to talk to him about that.”

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