His resignation came two days after Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary, submitted his own resignation after his two former wives publicly accused him of being abusive to them when they were married.
And they tried to clarify the reaction from Trump, who has yet to offer a sympathetic word to the women who said they had been abused.
"The Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency", Trump tweeted.
"While we are all processing the shocking and troubling allegations made against a former White House staffer, I want you to know that we all take matters of domestic violence very seriously".
Trump defended Porter in the Oval Office on Friday and wished him well while making no mention of the alleged victims. He said strongly yesterday that he is innocent, but you will have to talk to him about that'. Jon Tester, D-Mont., told CNN's "New Day", adding, "He better have a really good reason. He said, 'Tell Jake I have full faith in Chief of Staff John Kelly and that I am not actively searching for replacements, '" Conway said.
One could also argue that peoples lives are also shattered by domestic abuse, but that's neither here nor there.
A second member of Trump's team, speechwriter David Sorenson, resigned Friday after domestic abuse allegations. Porter has denied the allegations.
He told the Post via text message that he had made a decision to leave his position because he "didn't want the White House to have to deal with this distraction", and that the administration should instead "be able to focus on continuing President Trump's historic accomplishments for the American People".
Hicks reportedly knew about the allegations but continued to date Porter, and did not make the president aware of the developments. The White House's official position is that all of Trump's accusers are lying.
But a number of West Wing aides were shaken by Kelly's handling of the Porter accusations.
One of Porter's ex-wives produced photos of a black eye she said Porter gave her while in Italy. The staff secretary resigned later Wednesday. "And literally that was it". But Trump has not always been concerned about making sure that people accused of wrongdoing get a fair hearing. Porter has denied the allegations as "vile" and part of a "coordinated smear campaign". In addition to Mulvaney, the others are House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Mark Meadows and CIA Director Mike Pompeo.
But there was no sign that a move was imminent, according to the people with knowledge of the conversations.
Though Trump frequently vents about senior aides, he is often loath to fire staffers.
The official said White House counsel Don McGahn was apprised of at least some of the accusations about Porter at least four times, including as early as January 2017. And Porter was forced to resign Wednesday. Porter and Kelly later discussed the allegations. And the official stressed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had at no point revoked Porter's interim security clearance.
"Mr. President, what you call "political" are actually called facts, and your concern for sources and methods would be more convincing if you hadn't chose to release the GOP memo ('100%') before reading it and over the objections of the FBI", Schiff posted.
Bannon, the former Trump campaign chair and White House chief strategist, was once charged with misdemeanor domestic violence and battery after an altercation with his then-wife in 1996.
"These outrageous allegations are simply false", he said.
Abuse advocacy groups responded to Trump's support of Porter with dismay.