Six senior officials within the executive branch have resigned in the past 24 hours. Two of them resigned over allegations of domestic abuse and Donald Trump is throwing his support behind the alleged abusers. According to the former reality show star, speaking out against your abuser is a bad thing. White House speechwriter David Sorensen’s former wife, Jessica Corbett, claims her former husband put cigarettes out on her body and drove a car over her foot. Rob Porter, a high-ranking staffer just resigned amid a scandal about his alleged spousal abuse. Pictures of that abuse circulated online showing his former wife with a black eye. Two ex-wives and a former girlfriend have claimed they were physically and emotionally abused by Porter.
“Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” the man who falsely accused former President Barack Obama of being born in Kenya tweeted. “Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”
Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018
Porter was denied a security clearance because of the allegations against him.
Trump needs to look in the mirror.
In 1989, 5 black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were accused of assaulting and raping a white woman in Central Park. Trump spent $85,000 placing full-page ads in the four newspapers in New York City, calling for the return of the death penalty.
“Muggers and murderers,” he wrote, “should be forced to suffer and, when they kill, they should be executed for their crimes.”
14 years later their sentences were vacated based on DNA evidence and the detailed confession of a serial rapist named Matias Reyes.
Still, Trump doubled down.
“They admitted they were guilty,” he said at the time. “The police doing the original investigation say they were guilty. The fact that that case was settled with so much evidence against them is outrageous.”
What is wrong with the so-called president? He lashes out at minorities, women, critics, prisoners of war, etc, etc, etc, and his supporters give him a pass every single time.
Melania, blink twice if you need help.
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