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Trump breaks silence on domestic abuse; Kelly out of sight

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By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER

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The White house has been 'in tumult' every since Bozo became POTUS.

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Stormy Daniels is about to break her silence too.

Should be fun, if only to torture the super hypocrite evangelicals and their sleazy Donald.

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On seeing just the headline my serious initial reaction was "Gee I wonder if Trump came out for or against domestic abuse."

I figured it was about even odds either way. This guy is just horrible.

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Still no mention of Porter's ex-wives -- only defense, and not denunciation, of Porter.

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Headline should be changed to 'Trump is forced to pretend to care about domestic abuse victims'.

Unless you're a die hard trump loyalist he will never show any genuine sympathy.

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Kelly's days are numbered but Trump does not have a replacement yet!

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It took two weeks to figure out how to communicate a failure that has been going on for almost a year since the FBI originally reported this abuser was a security risk?

The failure would still be going on if it were not for a foreign newspaper highlighting Trump's newest prime time reality TV show, the Trump Amateur Hour.

The Trump WH doesn't even have it together enough to obfuscate effectively, leaving them looking like the bumbling fools they are.

"I am totally opposed to domestic violence and everybody here knows that," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office. "I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind. Everyone knows that, and it almost wouldn't even have to be said. So now you hear it, but you all know it."

A typical Trump remark, off the cuff and lacking credibility. Leads with himself, repeats the same thing several times, assumes everyone knows and believes him to cast doubt, doesn't mention the victims because he is the main show, and ends with himself.

And then, he doesn't answer the bigger question of why a domestic abuser was in his office for a year and why he defended the guy for two weeks.

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Madverts -

I can't wait for Stormy Daniels to spill the beans. What an utterly inept bunch of morons this administration is. Breaking the confidentiality agreement by announcing that it existed, and thus freeing Daniels of her side of the Omerta deal.

I bet her phone hasn't stopped ringing. She's in for a bumper payday.

I wonder if the Evangelicals will offer a second Mulligan when the sordid details all come out? I'd hate to imagine the outrage there would be if Obama even signed an autograph for a porn star. Remember when wearing a tan suit, or asking for mustard on a hot dog was the level of scandal we could expect?

I'm also sure Trump doesn't have a spotless record when it comes to domestic abuse. Melania looks haunted, and his first wife is on the record as saying he raped her.

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i initially had high hopes for kelly. he was supposed to be one of the adults in the room protecting us from trump's baser instincts. but he's just as incompetent, racist and swampy as trump. his down fall can't come fast enough for me.

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Trump has complained to confidants that Kelly let the scandal spin out of control and that the constantly shifting narratives

make the White House — and, by extension, Trump himself — look amateurish and incompetent,

and dangerous.

Once again Ol' Bonespurs is using his lifelong motto 'the buck stops somewhere else'. 'Kelly did it, not me', just the latest example. Always someone else.

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Trump's alleged treatment towards women, not to mention the well-documented assaults are probably one of the reasons he's reluctant to speak out more on this topic.

As for Kelly? How many people does it take to manage a President like Uncle Fester and where does the buck stop?

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Get real people. A billionaire who probably had drop-dead gorgeous women literally throwing themselves at him is going to have an affair with porn star who is a walking petri dish of STDs...

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Get real people. A billionaire who probably had drop-dead gorgeous women literally throwing themselves at him is going to have an affair with porn star who is a walking petri dish of STDs...

No accounting for taste. Trump doesn’t strike me as a man with discerning tastes.

No problem if the wife finds out and kicks up a fuss either. Just show her the door and get a new one in.

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He was coached to Not finish the sentence with, "but I will grab them..."

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derek,

I wonder if the Evangelicals will offer a second Mulligan

With Trump, the number of Mulligans he's received far passes that number. Everyone knew that an "adult" had to be in the house with Trump as POTUS; two factors not considered were that few "adults" were willing to accept that poisoned chalice, and that those who were were not exactly "adults." The problem is not just who Trump chooses; it is the dysfunction his leadership allows. The White House is now a hive of conniving and lies. The only surprise is that it took a full year for this to break out.

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instead of draining the swamp, promised in his campaign the tide marks on the WH walls have reached new higher levels.

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How much scandal can one administration endure.?

it seems like there is a new scandal every other day.

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The incompetence of this administration is no longer shocking. What is shocking is the apologists who refuse to acknowledge that incompetence.

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Well, they were caught out on a lie when they said Rob Porter's background check was still ongoing so claiming they didn't know, but tried to pass it off to outside law enforcement and intelligence institutions for the backlog

But then the FBI Director Wray's testimony to Congress admitted that a partial background report was sent to the White House as early as March, and the full report was completed by July last year

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An absolute disgrace that it took him days to renounce domestic violence - and begrudgingly at that. I wonder what other secrets about his own past - relating to misigynistic behaviour, possibly DV and payoffs to women - are lurking in his cesspit of a past?

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What is shocking is the apologists who refuse to acknowledge that incompetence.

Even that's not shocking anymore: they're exactly the kind of people one expects them to be.

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You know you've done something wrong when people have to ask you if you actually support spousal abuse.

Wait, let me rephrase that: Normal people know they've done something wrong when people have to ask if they actually support spousal abuse. Sometimes spoiled self-entitled tiny-handed man-children with aspirations of totalitarianism sneak through the without the self-awareness to realize just how bad it is that people have to ask.

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constantly shifting narratives make the White House — and, by extension, Trump himself — look amateurish and incompetent

.....Trump need help with this?

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"Stormy Daniels is about to break her silence too."

Yeah, every word she utters will of course be absolutely true and accurate!

Trump addresses domestic violence abuse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvsKNKZkPEY

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That's right little fella. The porn star will have more credibility than the liar in chief. P-grabber his sleazy self.

Deal with it.

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I do not condone any sort of violence against women; that said, all the news reports say they are just allegations against Rob Porter. If someone can post a link to an actual police report filed against Porter it would be much appreciated. Porter had to resign due to bad optics, but why did his first wife wait over 10 years to go public and the second wife waited over five years? Just wondering...

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It's going to be a long seven years for Melania and little Barron, too.

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"I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind. Everyone knows that, and it almost wouldn't even have to be said. So now you hear it, but you all know it."

Why does everything he say sound like it's coming from the mouth of a 5 year old?

A really stupid 5 year old.

We're living history right here, people. Having to compel a sitting president, in the 21st century, no less, to denounce domestic violence, seemingly against his will and against his very unique instincts.

Ain't it grand?

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LOL no, he won't.

People clearly see that it was a mistake to elect him -

Plus the mainstream media are all against him, even part of fox news, so I don't see him getting reelected -

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The Trump administration is a CRIME SYNDICATE -- they are dismantling the federal government and attacking judges and the FBI so that they can do ILLEGAL things.

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Kelly's days are numbered but Trump does not have a replacement yet!

Kelly isn't going anywhere, he will stay.

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