Trump in frequent communication with disgraced ex-staffer Rob Porter -- who he talks of bringing back to the White House
Resigned WH staffer Rob Porter. Image via screengrab.

Donald Trump is still in communication with Rob Porter, and is considering bringing back the disgraced former White House staffer despite multiple allegations of domestic abuse, the New York Times reports.

Trump has “stayed in touch” with the former White House staff secretary, and has told some of his aides he hopes Porter will return to the West Wing.

According to the Times, in recent weeks Trump’s calls with Porter have increased in frequency “as the number of people he is close to in the White House has dwindled because of the large number of staff departures.”

As the Times reports the president is aware he “cannot bring” Porter back to the White House but “misses the staff structure” of which Porter played an internal role.