WH: Trump Supports Domestic Violence Victims and ‘Due Process’

By Melanie Arter | February 12, 2018 | 5:18 PM EST

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot of White House video)

(CNSNews.com) - The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump supports victims of domestic violence and believes those accused should be “treated fairly and with due process.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the White House learned of the extent of the domestic violence allegations lodged against White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter by his ex-wives last Tuesday evening, and he resigned within 24 hours.

“We learned of the extent of the situation involving Rob Porter last Tuesday evening, and within 24 hours, his resignation had been accepted and announced. We announced a transition was going to happen, and within hours, it did,” she said.

“The president and the entire administration take domestic violence very seriously and believe all allegations need to be investigated thoroughly. Above all, the president supports victims of domestic violence and believes everyone should be treated fairly and with due process. We’ve addressed this situation extensively and we have nothing more to add at this time on that topic,” Sanders said.

When asked to explain what specific things the White House could have done better, Sanders said, “I think we’re looking at that internally and agree that there are some things we could have done better, and we’re gonna continue to look at the process and the role we all played and how we can do it better, but not just in this, I think everyday we come to work, and we hope to do a better job than we did the day before, and we’re going to keep doing that.”

She said every morning that they go to work, they will try to do their best to make that day better than the last and make the country better than it was the day before.


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