Trump emphasized that Porter insists he is innocent and indicated in a tweet Porter may have been "falsely accused". The president made no mention of the women Mr.
Trump's comments were a sharp contrast to those of Vice President Mike Pence, who told NBC's Lester Holt on Friday "there's no tolerance in this White House and no place in America for domestic abuse". Despite Trump's insistence to brush off Porter's violent past as "mere allegations", the fact remains that both of his former wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby, have evidence to back up their claims in the form of graphic photos of abuse and a 2010 protection order, respectively.
The White House response serves as a high-profile illustration of the obstacles many women face in speaking out about their abuse.
Trump's message also appeared to be a response to the larger national reckoning with sexual harassment and abuse of power, which has seen victims, mostly women, come forward to accuse dozens of prominent men in business, politics, entertainment and other realms.
Trump has said nearly nothing previously about the "me too" movement, which has led to a reexamination of power dynamics and expectations for men and women in the workplace.
Trump also stressed that Porter has maintained his innocence. Sorensen denied the allegations, saying he has "never committed violence of any kind against any woman in my entire life", and alleging that he "was the victim of repeated physical violence" during his marriage. After Ailes was ousted as chief executive of Fox News in 2016, Trump also questioned the motives of some of Ailes' accusers.
"He says he's innocent, and I think you have to remember that".
"Most importantly, the President has deep respect for her, cares about her greatly, and listens to her", Ivanka Trump said Friday, per NYT. "We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today", Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said. He later added that "it was very sad when we heard about it". "He's of Mexican heritage, and he's very proud of it, as I am of where I come from".
Corbett said she did not report the alleged abuse to law enforcement at the time because she feared retaliation, but she did say she told the FBI about the alleged incidents last month as the bureau conducted a background check on him.
"We wish him well". It is obviously a very tough time for him.
In a column for the Hollywood Reporter, Wolff wrote: "With Melania a nonpresence, the staff referred to Ivanka as the "real wife" and Hicks as the "real daughter".
On Saturday, Trump weighed in on the two staffers who resigned.
The White House notified the House Intelligence Committee on Friday that Trump was "unable" to declassify the Democratic memo. That clashes with the events of Tuesday night, when the White House released a statement of support for Porter from Kelly, who had initially urged his right-hand-man to remain in his post.
The president's rejection of the Democratic memo was in contrast to his enthusiastic embrace of releasing the Republican document, which accuses the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department of abusing their surveillance powers in obtaining a secret warrant to monitor former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page.
It seems that Washington is now keener to strike at Assad - and his Iranian supporters inside Syria - than it is to destroy Isis. The United States said that the pro-government forces crossed the red line that had been agreed upon earlier by both parties.
Veteran journalists and politicians along with media personalities and the general public expressed sadness over her sudden death. Subsequently, Jahangir went on to become the first woman to serve as president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan .
But, maybe, we are increasing the difficulty [ahead] of this team because it seems that we are fighting for the relegation zone. Chelsea are now in the middle of a crisis which might succumb their moderate season so far towards a dead end.
Arsenal have won just three games on the road all season and that is bottom half form, as opposed to top four form. Against United at Wembley , he did everything but score, peppering the visitors' goal with eight shots.
She said in a statement his decision was "part of a unsafe and desperate pattern of cover-up on the part of the President". Tonight the White House says it will not declassify the rebuttal from Democrats.
The invitation came during talks and a lunch Moon hosted with Kim Yo Jong, the younger sister of Kim Jong Un . Instead, they said , Kim simply wasn't seated in the area where Pence was receiving well-wishers.
Now it seems we will see Romero and Whittaker rematch sometime down the road to determine who the true champion at 185 pounds is. Below, you can find all the streaming and viewing information you need as well as the full official UFC 221 fight card.
Trump's administration has been adamant that North Korea must first freeze its military programs before talks can take place. Communications director Jarrod Agen tweeted a laudatory review of Pence's evening: "VP stands and cheers for USA athletes".
Barbara Comstock, R-Va., whose district in the Washington suburbs is home to many federal workers. Sanders says it will move the White House away from "crisis to crisis budgeting ".
Larry Nassar transferred to federal prison in Arizona
This is following stays in Eaton County jail and most recently, the Milan Federal Correctional Institution near Ann Arbor, Mich. The Federal Bureau of Prisons online inmate registry on Saturday showed that 54-year-old Nassar was listed as an inmate at U.S.
Trump signs sweeping two-year budget deal
The president made a follow-up tweet minutes later, calling for the election of more Republicans in the upcoming 2018 elections. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi tried and failed to use the moment to secure a promise for a separate vote on immigration.
The vehicle SpaceX sent towards Mars takes a wrong turn
The mission comprised the first test of the huge rocket, powered by 27 engines in three first-stage boosters strapped together. But Musk said Tuesday that he's planning to hit NASA's latest target of launching astronauts on Crew Dragon by December.
Jong-un opens door to historic Korean summit
But Pence's time sidestepping the North Koreans at the Olympics was punctuated by awkward, stoic photos and no-shows. Instead, they said, Kim simply wasn't seated in the area where Pence was receiving well-wishers.
The weather week ahead: Lots of clouds and rain
Sunshine sticks around Friday with highs in the mid to upper 50s, but clouds quickly increase during the evening. Sunday we will see some of those scattered showers lingering through the day and into the late afternoon.