WATCH – Trump Comments on Aide Rob Porter’s Domestic Abuse Scandal: ‘He Says He Is Innocent’

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President Trump on Friday defended Rob Porter, a White House aide who resigned this week after allegations surfaced from two ex-wives that he battered them. The president told reporters that he “found out about it recently” and he “was very surprised by it […] It’s obviously a tough time for him.” Trump also said Porter “says he’s innocent and I think you have to remember that […] but we absolutely wish him well.” Porter resigned from his post as staff secretary on Wednesday after the allegations became public.

SOURCE: The Daily Beast