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Kelly ‘shocked’ to learn of assault allegations against Rob Porter — but ‘stands by’ his support of the former Trump aide

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White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday released a second statement claiming he’s “shocked” to learn that recently-resigned presidential secretary Rob Porter was accused by two of his ex-wives of assaulting them.

“I was shocked by the new allegations released today against Rob Porter,” Kelly said in a statement. “There is no place for domestic violence in our society.”

The allegations against Porter, however, are not new. The Intercept, who broke the story earlier on Wednesday, said the FBI was aware of the allegations and interviewed both of his ex-wives who accused him of domestic abuse when he applied for White House security clearance.

The Intercept also noted that Jennifer Willoughby, Porter’s second wife, also wrote about the alleged abuse on a blog post published in April 2017 titled “Why I stayed.”

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Kelly also said he will “stand by” his previous defense of Porter, who he called a “man of true integrity and honor” and a “trusted professional” earlier on Wednesday. Reports on the chief of staff’s comments surprised White House staffers and ex-colleagues, one of whom said they are in “beyond disbelief” at his defense.

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Trump thinks he can create his own healthcare law that will take the issue off the table for Democrats

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One of the significant issues Republicans lost on in 2018 was their nearly decade-long crusade to unmake the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

This week Trump will announce that he's running for president again, and he promises a surprise announcement while there. While it's unclear what he intends for the surprise, one thing he is talking about is a better healthcare law than the Democratic one.

According to The New York Times, Trump is "vowing to issue the plan within a month or two, reviving a campaign promise with broad consequences for next year’s contest."

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Donald Trump whines: ‘My life has always been a fight’

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The full interview with President Donald Trump finally aired on ABC Sunday, revealing the shocking way that he views his life.

Trump lamented that he's had such a hard life, as the son of multi-millionaires who paid to get him out of trouble multiple times.

"You're a fighter. You, you, it feels like you're in a constant kind of churn--" host George Stephanopoulos began.

"Yeah, uh, my life has always been a fight," Trump said. "And I enjoy that I guess, I don't know if I enjoy it or not, I guess -- sometimes I have false fights like the Russian witch hunt. That's a false fight. That's a made-up, uh, hoax. And I had to fight that."

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The right-wing scored more in years of Trump than eight years of George W. Bush: report

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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