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Trump / Porter Resignation / Abuse / A Discussion #1120819

CNN Evening News for Friday, Feb 09, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The White House coverup of the spousal abuse allegations against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter by his two ex-wives & the offer from White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly to resign over his handling of the scandal introduced; photo of the ex-wife's black eye shown. [President TRUMP - says Porter says he is innocent & we wish him well.] [Last night, ex-wife Jennie WILLOUGHBY - recounts what Porter did: punched in the glass so she was scared.] The president's lack of acknowledgement of the abuse against three women & his history of this kind of support for "predators" noted. [July 22, 2016, TRUMP - speaks about Fox's Roger Ailes: such a great guy.] Trump's past call for the death penalty in the "Central Park Five" case recalled. [Nov. 21, 2017, TRUMP - says Roy Moore denies it & women are very special.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former Trump adviser Steve Cortes, former Obama adviser Jen Psaki & Republican Tara Setmayer about Trump, Porter & domestic violence. [PSAKI, CORTES, SETMAYER - offer views on Trump's legacy as a defender of abusers in a morally corrupt White House, how Trump has treated Hispanics well, whether Trumps always defends white professional abusers, how Trump did not mention the female victims, how domestic violence is not a partisan issue, the profile of abusers.] Other material: [TRUMP - says Porter did a great job in the White House, we hope he has a wonderful career & he says he is innocent, so we wish him well.]

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