Trump says he’s ‘totally opposed’ to domestic violence
President Trump broke his silence on domestic violence on Wednesday — eight days after a top White House aide accused of spousal abuse was forced to resign.
“I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind, everyone knows that and it almost wouldn’t even have to be said,” the president replied to shouted questions from reporters at the White House.
In his initial comments after Rob Porter quit under pressure, Trump praised his former aide but did not mention his two ex-wives, who had accused Porter of verbal and physical abuse.
The president’s silence raised questions among critics about whether he believed the women, given his past defense of allies who have been charged with domestic abuse.