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President Excuses Violence against Women

Feb 19, 2018

In early February, President Trump took the side of men accused of domestic violence. Trump made his comments right after White House secretary Rob Porter stepped down following reports by his two ex-wives that they suffered physical abuse by him. And his comments came after White House speechwriter, David Sorensen, stepped down when his ex-wife detailed domestic abuse.

At a moment when women are speaking up about horrible violence, rape and abuse, Trump chose to sympathize with–men accused of abuse! He tweeted: “People’s lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation.

Wrong! The allegations against these 2 men were vetted and found credible. Trump, whose TV catch phrase was, “You’re fired!” suddenly cares when two guys have to step down from their jobs?

What about the women? According to U.S. Bureau of Justice statistics, three women are murdered every day by a domestic partner. The Center for Disease Control reviewed 10,000 homicides of women and found 5500 deaths related to domestic violence. In the U.S., 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner, according to the CDC.

And Trump chose to support two domestic abusers–disgusting!