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Only in America: Trump “totally opposed” to domestic violence – after tweeting defence of accused staffer


The US President made the statement this week after previously sending out a tweet that many read as a defence of Rob Porter, the White House Staff Secretary who resigned after being accused of abuse by two ex-wives.

The tweet made by Trump allegedly to defend Porter

The President also said Porter did “a very good job when he was in the White House. And we hope he has a wonderful career”.

No direct mention of domestic abuse or the two women who made the allegations.

Of course, it’s not the first time the President’s been slammed for not criticising an act of violence or hatred. Last year, it took him more than two days to condemn the white supremacist groups who set off violent riots in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Trump says it “almost wouldn’t even have to be said” that he opposes domestic violence.

No, Mr President, you do need to say it – and more.

Lauren Broomham

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

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