MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Monday noted that “the value of [President Donald Trump’s] tweets is that we see his instincts,” especially as it relates to his response to his former staff secretary’s resignation amid allegations of domestic abuse last week.
Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused – life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018
But according to the Boston Globe‘s chief DC correspondent Kimberly Atkins, Trump’s “instinctual” response has more going on than meets the eye.
“If you look at the initial reactions, both on Twitter and in his own comments from the president after this, and also look at how he has reacted to other situations — Roy Moore, his support that he gave for him and others — there is a pattern here where the president has a tendency to want to believe and stick by the people who he supports against allegations from women of impropriety,” Atkins said.
“There’s a lot of things going on here,” she continued, noting “the fact that the president himself has been accused of sexual impropriety among women.”
“He himself has denied those charges,” Atkins concluded. “So, I think he feels, for lack of a better word, a brotherhood here with these other people who have been accused of this.”
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