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White House praises staffer who resigned over shocking wife-beating allegations

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders released a statement Wednesday in support of newly-resigned presidential aide Rob Porter who left his post amid allegations that he physically assaulted two of his ex-wives.

“Rob Porter has been effective in his role as Staff Secretary,” the statement read. “The President and Chief of Staff [John Kelly]have full confidence in his abilities and his performance.”

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Sanders’ statement was released after Vanity Fair reported that Kelly went to bat for Porter in spite of the assault allegations against him.

“It’s beyond disbelief,” a former White House official told Vanity Fair. “Everyone is trying to figure out why Kelly is leading the charge to save him.”

The chief of staff also issued a statement of his own in defense of the disgraced aide, calling him a “a man of true integrity and honor” and a “trusted professional.”

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“How many times has Kelly put out a statement defending Trump?” a Republican interviewed by Vanity Fair mused.


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Longtime Trump loyalist warns the president that his racist tweets are about to permanently stain his image

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On Tuesday, former Trump administration official Anthony Scaramucci criticized President Trump for telling four freshman congresswomen to go back to their own countries. All four are American citizens.

Scaramucci accused the president of playing to his base, in a way that has dangerous manifestations: for the president and the country.

“He’s blowing very hard on a dog-whistle that every ethnic group that’s landed in the United States has had to hear,” Scaramucci told the BBC.

“I don’t think the president is a racist, but here’s the thing: if you continue to say and act in that manner, then we all have to look at him and say, ‘OK, well, maybe you weren’t a racist, but now you’re turning into one.'”

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Ted Cruz defends Trump by comparing him to Twitter trolls who tell him to go back to Canada

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday issued an unusual defense of President Donald Trump's racist remarks against four Democratic congresswomen by comparing the president to an internet troll.

According to Politico reporter Burgess Everett, Cruz deflected criticism of Trump's racist tweets against Reps. Rashiba Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) by arguing that "lefties on Twitter every day" tell him to "go back" to Canada, where he was born in 1970.

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Former Trump communications aide admits to hiring prostitutes

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President Donald Trump's former communications aide Jason Miller admitted to hiring prostitutes in 2015 and 2017, an exclusive report revealed Tuesday.

Mediaite broke the news that Miller had hired "multiple" prostitutes for sexual acts at massage parlors. The comments were part of a videotaped deposition, and Miller confessed that he was using the sexual services as recently as "a few months ago" from the deposition he gave on May 30.

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