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President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.
President Donald Trump in the Oval Office.

'Very tough'

Here’s what Trump had to say about the top White House aide who resigned amid domestic abuse claims

By WITW Staff on February 9, 2018

President Donald Trump addressed the latest scandal engulfing his administration on Friday — and he did it in about the most Donald Trump way possible. The president made his first comments on this week’s abrupt departure of White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter after his two ex-wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby, leveled spousal abuse allegations against him. And Trump defended the vanquished aide.

“We wish him well. He worked very hard. I found out about it recently and I was surprised by it. We certainly wish him well. It’s obviously a very tough time for him. He did a very good job while he was in the White House.”

“We hope that he will have a wonderful career,” Trump continues. “Now, he also as you probably know, he says he’s innocent. And I think you have to remember that,” he added. Trump also said he was “very sad” when he learned of the allegations. Not surprisingly, Trump made no mention of Holderness and Willoughby.


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