Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning to defend two White House staffers who resigned due to allegations of domestic abuse.
Time and again Donald Trump finds a way to side with men accused of bad behavior but he never has a word for the victims.
From The New York Times:
In a Twitter post, Mr. Trump appeared to raise doubts about the entire #MeToo movement, a day after he had offered sympathy for a former aide accused of spousal abuse.
“Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” the president wrote on Twitter, adding: “There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?”
On Friday, the president had jumped into the controversy over the former aide, Rob Porter, who is accused by two former wives of physical and emotional abuse, defending him and offering no denunciation even for the idea of assaulting women. Mr. Trump, who himself has been accused of sexual misconduct, focused instead on Mr. Porter, saying that he was enduring a “tough time.”
Of course, this is the same man who makes unfounded claims against his enemies all the time…
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
In point of fact, 2 ex-wives talking on the record to journalists and to the FBI and one ex-girlfriend on background, with a photo of a black eye and a police report, is not “a mere allegation.” https://t.co/yummWOW4qZ
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 10, 2018
Women’s lives are being shattered and destroyed by domestic abuse. Some are not believed, even with evidence. Some injuries are new, and some are old. There is no recovery for someone who is denied justice.
You had the chance to speak out and condemn this. You failed. Again. https://t.co/syqtyeai9T
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) February 10, 2018
Oh, look! The man who spent $85,000 placing full-page ads in the four daily papers in New York City, calling for the deaths of the Central Park Five, all exonerated by DNA, is pretending to care about Due Process. President Snowflake is scared. https://t.co/H7V8tli84Y
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) February 10, 2018
Good grief. Irony has nine lives. https://t.co/ZuhvXC3eaP
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) February 10, 2018