President Donald Trump on Tuesday was silent when asked by reporters if he has anything to say to domestic violence victims in the wake of allegations that his former staff secretary abused two of his ex-wives.
A short clip posted by NBC News on Twitter shows the president ending a White House meeting, repeating the phrase “thank you” as a reporter asked him if he has “a message to domestic violence victims.” He then was silent as the camera panned away from him.
Over the weekend, Trump tweeted in apparent reference to the allegations against his former staff secretary Rob Porter and lamented the supposed damage abuse and assault allegations do to people who are accused.
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
Speaking to reporters last week, Trump said he was “sad” to hear the news that Porter had resigned, wished him a great career and reminded the press that his ex-staffer claims he’s innocent.
President Trump does not respond to questions from the press, including a question asking if he had a message to domestic violence victims pic.twitter.com/SHiwOsMEYs
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 13, 2018