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‘He says he’s innocent’: Trump refuses to condemn Rob Porter — and suggests he’s the victim

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President Donald Trump on Friday expressed regret that former staff secretary Rob Porter resigned — and didn’t once mention anything about the two former wives who claimed that he regularly beat them.

After inviting reporters to the White House so that he could make a statement on Porter’s resignation, Trump began by saying that “we wish him well” and that “he worked very hard.” The president then went on to talk about how hard it was for Porter to leave his job at the White House.

“It’s obviously a tough time for him,” he said. “He did a good job when he was in the White House, and we hope he has a wonderful career.”

Trump then went on to remind reporters that Porter is denying all allegations made against him.

“He says he’s innocent,” Trump explained. “You have to remember that. He said very strongly yesterday that he’s innocent.”

Porter resigned earlier this week when photos emerged showing injuries suffered by his two ex-wives who both claimed to have been physically abused by Porter. At no point in his remarks did Trump mention the alleged abuses suffered by either of them.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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