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

22:20  14 february  2018
22:20  14 february  2018 Source:   cbsnews.com

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 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.

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.

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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.

It marked the first time Trump directly addressed the notion of domestic violence during the Porter imbroglio, which has thrust the White House into chaos over the past week.

President Trump on Feb. 14 said he is “ totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind .”.

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. 

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Trump breaks silence, says ' totally opposed to domestic violence - Продолжительность: 0:24 AFP news agency 97 просмотров. Trump addresses domestic violence abuse - Продолжительность: 4:07 Fox Business 645 просмотров.

The president made the statement as the White House continues to deal with a scandal involving former top aide Rob Porter.

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.

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