Following a February 6 Daily Mail article recounting allegations of abuse against Porter by both Willoughby and his first ex-wife Colbie Holderness, the 40-year-old White House staffer resigned from his position as staff secretary. Porter has denied the allegations. You can talk about somebody's competence and work product and the person you worked with and knew, and that's what the president did Friday in his statement.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared Sunday on CNN's State of the Union to pass along a message from President Donald Trump about Kelly's job. Mulvaney is reportedly a likely candidate to become the next chief of staff if Kelly leaves the White House, but Mulvaney said Sunday that the rumors are "much ado about nothing".
"The president says General Kelly is doing a great job", she said.
"I think the president is shaped by a lot of false accusations against him in the past", Short said on NBC's Meet the Press.
Mr. Porter resigned this week after news broke that he was accused of abusing two former wives during their marriages.
According to The Post, Sorensen denied the claims and even said that he himself a victim of Corbett's abuse that included fights and punching.
Trump has long cautioned against jumping to conclusions in cases of alleged sexual misconduct, including those directed at him by more than a dozen women.
Critics have denounced his remarks about Porter, saying they illustrate why abused women are afraid to come forward.
'Now, he also, as you probably know, he says he's innocent. "Some are true and some are false".
His first spouse, Ms Holderness, said the White House aide had been verbally and physically abusive. "Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?" he said.
One of Rob Porter's ex-wives on Sunday pushed back against the White House and President Donald Trump, "the truth exists whether the president accepts it or not". Trump doesn't care that CEOs can be sued due to the #MeToo movement because men still dominate the ranks of the world's biggest corporations.
Trump denied the allegations, accused rival Democrats and the media of a smear campaign, and went on to win the 2016 election.
Conway said the president retained full faith in Kelly despite reports that he had offered to resign. No action was taken to remove him from the staff, and instead, Kelly and others oversaw an elevation in Porter's standing. There's no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone.
Finally, Trump made it very clear where he stands in all of this when he encouraged people to believe in his innocence.