Trump defends Rob Porter after abuse allegations: 'He says he's innocent'

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On Friday, President Trump defended Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary accused of physical and verbal abuse by two ex-wives. Porter resigned Wednesday after the Daily Mail and The Intercept detailed the allegations against him, complete with graphic images.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump noted that Porter "says he's innocent" and insisted, "I think you have to remember that." The president additionally called the accusations "very sad" and said that "it's a tough time" for Porter.

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