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Trump laments lives 'shattered' by 'a mere allegation': 'Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?'

Apparently responding to this week's resignation of two White House staffers, Rob Porter and David Sorensen, who were accused of domestic abuse by their ex-wives, President Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning to philosophize about due process.

The president has a habit of defending men accused by women. On Friday, he told the press Porter "says he's innocent," adding that this is "a tough time" for Porter and that the allegations are "very sad." When former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore was accused of sexual misconduct toward girls as young as 14, Trump said you "have to listen to" Moore's denials, noting that the alleged behavior happened many years ago, "so, you know."

Neither Porter nor Sorensen have been charged with a crime in connection to the abuse allegations and therefore are not in a position to demand legal due process. Trump himself is accused of sexual misconduct by at least 19 women.