Trump Finally Breaks Silence On Rob Porter: Everyone Knows I’m Totally Opposed To Domestic Violence

CBS News reports:

President Trump gave his first personal, full-throated condemnation of domestic violence Wednesday since the controversy surrounding former White House aide Rob Porter.

“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,” the president said in a White House meeting about opportunity zones with business leaders.

The president made the remark in response to questions, as he sat with Sen. Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, in the meeting about encouraging economic development in low-income areas. His daughter and aide Ivanka Trump was also in the room.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Let’s ask Ivana about that, shall we?

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      You beat me to it. Exactly what I thought.

      • Joe in PA

        I see what you did there.

        Self-delete…not funny. Sorry.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          A little funny. C’mon, admit it.

        • FAEN

          Honestly I didn’t even get it until you pointed it out. I was going to make the same statement about Ivana myself.

        • It Takes a Village, People

          Actually, I laughed. I hate Ivana. I’m not evil but I have a day pass for hell.

          • Nic Peterson

            The season passes are a better deal.

          • Nowhereman

            I hear that hell is nice this time of year. They have a great rock and roll band, too.

        • Gregory B

          A twisted sense of humour is a virtue, I laughed, I admit it, but then I laugh at funerals so there’s that.

    • bkmn

      And how about the man who drove down Heather Heyer in Charlotteville? Haven’t heard him denounce that.

      • SFBruce

        Maybe she’s among those Nazi demonstrators who are “very fine people.”

      • Nowhereman

        True that. “Both sides! Both sides!”

    • Uncle Mark

      Part of her divorce settlement includes an NDA about that incident that Ivana revealed earlier

      • Nowhereman

        Those NDAs should be struck down by the courts.

    • crewman

      It took him this long to say anything because he had to practice saying it with a straight face.

    • Lizard

      Has anyone actually read her book?

    • Bambino

      In 1991, Ivana made an allegation during a sworn deposition that she was raped by Donald J. Trump 3 years earlier.

      • robindaybird

        and Trump’s answer was not to deny it, but that it wasn’t illegal to rape one’s wife

        • Miji

          And to have Ivana later retract her statement which probably involved another payout or better alimony deal, whatever.

          • SFBruce

            Or the threat of lower or no alimony.

    • Devon Rodriguez

      Steve Bannon

      Donald Trump

      Rob Porter

      Roy Moore

      Mike Pence (no evidence but he cut funding for Domestic Abuse)

      ALL SEXUAL DEVIANTS and/or ABUSERS…see a pattern

      • Nowhereman

        And if not abusers themselves, they have a real “boys will be boys” attitude about it.

    • 🐾vorpal🐾

      He grabbed her by the pussy gently.

    • teeveedub

      Let’s be honest – he got his practice using non-disclosure agreements (probably coupled with threats of personal harm) with Ivana. She’s not about to spill the beans and sacrifice her lifestyle.

    • Rich

      Don’t you mean Ivanka?

    • Nowhereman

      I wonder how much he paid her to recant.

  • JWC

    AH…NO THEY DON’T

  • The_Wretched

    It only took more than a week of constant messaging to him that it’s not enough to have the WH spokes-upholstery make the statements.

  • Hank

    Documenting Trump’s Abuse of Women

    Herr Drumpf just came out and said, that he does NOT believe in Domestic Violence on TV. So read this article about him and his divorce from Ivana

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/24/documenting-trumps-abuse-of-women

    • Tulle Christensen

      Exactly he does not believe what any woman says about domestic violence. You just cannot believe those women.

  • Keith D Plane

    another day…another lie….la dee freakin da!

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      I haven’t been paying attention. If this is his first today, he’s way behind schedule.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    What’s that he said in Art of the Deal? Tell a lie three times and people will believe it? We can expect at least two more such tweets.

  • DaddyRay

    Everyone knows I am not bear

  • bkmn
    • mikemmiv

      1 cent is a little generous.

      • David Walker

        Aye, but the “No Class Forever” is priceless.

  • Rex

    So, he uses an angry tone to state he’s against domestic violence. Negates the message as far as I’m concerned.

    • Mark Née Fuzz

      The tone doesn’t really matter. Everything he says or tweets is the opposite of truth.

  • mikemmiv

    Didn’t he rape and beat his first wife silly… ?

  • m_lp_ql_m

    Isn’t he psychologically torturing his current wife?

    • DaddyRay

      Can’t wait to see what fake Valentines Day situation they force Melania into

  • AdamTh

    “Domestic violence? Fine people. There are fine people – on both sides” – D.Trump

    Sarcasm, but it wouldn’t surprise me to hear him say something like that…

    • Stogiebear

      I bet you could say that to him in front of cameras and he would mindlessly agree.

  • Rex

    OK, I said what you wanted me to. Are you happy now? Can I get back to ruining the country?

    • Uncle Mark

      I’m waiting for him to replay his Charlottesville moment, when he resented having to disavow his “fine,” young nazis…coming out a couple days later to shit on what he was forced to say earlier. I wonder if he’ll be beating up Kellyanne or Huckabeast for the cameras

      • Nowhereman

        I wonder if Hope HIcks is still dating Rob Porter. Oh damn, that sounds as if I care about her. And what the hell? Is she using Trump as a dating service? I mean Corey Lewandowski?

        • David Walker

          There are some very good reasons for “Don’t date anyone at work.”

          • Nowhereman

            True that.

        • Danieruw

          Clearly she has very poor taste in men as well as politics.

  • kareemachan

    And a statement like that means how much when it has to be yanked out of him like a bad tonsil?

  • DaddyRay

    Another school shooting in America, this time a High School in south Florida

    Must me a day ending in Y

  • Natty Enquirer

    I’m sure he wouldn’t go anywhere near Melonia with her look of squinty hatred.

  • HZ81

    Just fucking have a heart attack already.

    • It Takes a Village, People

      There’s a 100% chance of death in his future. Thoughts and prayers.

      • HZ81

        Thoughts & prayers!!!

    • Mr. James Parson

      You really want Pence to be President?

      • David Walker

        Collateral damage…and I doubt he’d last long. He’s as much of a fucking hateful, treasonous, lying sonuvabitch as cadet bone spurs. He’s due.

        • Mr. James Parson

          They we would have a VP chosen by him to be President

      • HZ81

        Yes. I want President Pence. Pence/Jesus 2020.

    • Chris Baker

      No, I want him to be removed in disgrace, then have a heart attack. Otherwise he will be remembered for ‘what he could have done if had only survived”.

      Nixon did some good things (warmed relations with China, EPA and Clean Air Act, Title Ix, ending the draft and war in Vietnam, SALT, etc.) but he is forever remembered for Watergate. I want Trump remembered for leaving in disgrace.

      • HZ81

        Good point. A nice frog-march is good times.

  • Rex

    I’m against domestic violence – you should never beat the help, just deny them bathroom breaks and write them bad checks.

    • Nowhereman

      That sounds like him. Of course, anyone who works for him has to sign a non-disclosure agreement so we’ll never know.

  • safari

    I’m sure there are also good people on both sides

  • Cuberly Deux

    “And it almost wouldn’t even have to be said. So now you hear it. But you all know it,”

    Almost wouldn’t even have to be said…..almost…uh, is this what a Trump apology looks like in the wild?

  • joe ho

    lol. His base, which is misogynistic, understands that he was forced to say this. Just like his grudging belated attempts to walk back his pro-Nazi comments.

  • Bride of Trump

    Believe me.

    • safari

      I love how that is a command

      • Bride of Trump

        It works on the rubes.

  • JWC

    domestic violence is not only physical it can be verbal and emotional as well

  • RaygunsGoZap

    Typical Trump: You’re all a bunch of aasholes for making me say this…

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    “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,”

    NO, Cadet Bone Spurs, nobody of reasonable intelligence “knows” that, we listen and we watch and nothing we’ve seen you say or do would make us believe you’re against domestic violence, quite the contrary, actually.

    • thrunch

      He prefers public violence … to wit countless rallies where he tells his would-be stormtroopers to just beat the crap out of protesters.

      • Nowhereman

        …and reporters…Katy Tur had to get a security detail. How sick is that?

  • Ninja0980

    Yup, nine days later he comes out with this statement after whining about due process less then three days after the story broke.

    • -M-

      Not to mention singing Porter’s praises and talking about how sad they all were.

  • Rex

    “It would even have to be said” – look, shithead, half the stuff you say shouldn’t be said, but that doesn’t stop you.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    If you have to go on TV to say you’re opposed to domestic violence….

    • thatotherjean

      Nine days after the incident that got one of your underlings removed from the White House. . .

  • Billanddogs

    He’s really only against getting caught at it.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Look…. until the police are called, it’s just letting off a little steam.”

      • BostonBud

        “It’s locker room talk”

        • Nowhereman

          Or as FLOTUS might say, “boy talk”…

  • shellback

    One day, I predict, we’ll have a president that speaks like an adult. Not the 5th grader, schoolyard bully moron that we have now. Oh, for the days of President Obama.

  • pj

    everybody knows you grab women by their pussys and you bang hookers. then you lie about it. thats what everybody knows don.

  • Mr. Ric

    Whenever he sits in a chair he looks like he’s taking a dump. Why? Haven’t we been punished enough. Must we now think of him with constipation straining to get something, anything, out? And Hope Hicks is the only one permitted to insert the glycerine suppositories.

    • TampaDink

      Even his hands seem to always be in the same position in every shot of him sitting in a chair.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Dear Dotard: Why do you think people don’t believe you?

  • jimbo65

    You know, normal people when first asked about something about domestic violence would have a visceral response and say “of course I condemn it.” Not this guy. It speaks volumes about his moral core

    • thatotherjean

      Donald Trump has a moral core? How did you find it–with an electron microscope?

    • Halou

      His first response was to say that the guy’s crimes should be ignored because he is, apparently, a good secretary.

      That is who Trump is, commit all the crimes you want and get away with it, just so long as you do a good (loyal) job.

  • Karl Dubhe

    O/T the Taliban want to open peace talks with the USA.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/14/taliban-publish-letter-calling-us-start-afghan-peace-talks

    Why not make peace? Other than that little issue about them not being trustworthy.

    • Bluto

      They’re not but neither is the US.

  • thatotherjean

    “I am totally opposed to domestic violence. . .”

    Let me guess: this started yesterday, and will be forgotten by tomorrow. Sure, Donnie.

  • JIM W

    “I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind, everyone knows that….” He lied, I didn’t know that, so EVERYONE didn’t know.

  • RainbowPhoenix

    I wonder if the ex-wife he raped knows that.

  • Halou

    The “Fuck You!” truck drove by just now, it has your name on it.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    “And it almost wouldn’t even have to be said. So, now you hear it, but you all know.”

    You’re not doing US any favors, Don. Quit acting so put out.

  • FAEN

    Sadly he probably doesn’t consider wife/girlfriend/mistress beating domestic violence. And I’m being serious.

    • Boreal

      It’s only domestic violence if they get caught.

    • RemusL

      Maybe he thinks “domestic” only refers to his imported low-paid immigrant help?

    • Halou

      Like many religious nuts, marriage vows are apparently the same thing as consent, even after decades have passed.

    • Taylor Bixler

      Trumps lawyer Michael Cohen literally said in 2015 “You cannot rape your spouse. And there’s very clear case law.”
      When the law is not that clear, although some states do treat spouses differently under the law.

  • Lizard

    “And it almost wouldn’t even have to be said.”

    Yes it does, you misogynistic piece of waste. Oh wait, I don’t believe you anyway because you’re a serial liar.

    Just do everyone a favor and shut your fucking mouth once in a while. Even when you get it right you manage to get it wrong.

    • David Walker

      “I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind, everyone knows that.” The magic words. Believe me. I am the least domestically violent type you’ll ever meet. No one respects women more than I do. Everybody says that.

  • Taylor Bixler
  • BobSF_94117

    Of course he opposes domestic violence. I imagine all Lotharios oppose cuckolded husbands getting violent…

  • vtdave

    #Drumph staging a photo opp with his “black friend”. Just sayin’…

  • Snownova

    “And it almost wouldn’t even have to be said”. Yes, kind of how “Nazi’s are bad” shouldn’t have needed to be said, yet somehow he’d rather call them very good people.

    • jmax

      He still hasn’t learned that words (said or unsaid) matter.

  • Sure he is. Donald’s opposed to anybody domestically abusing him. When he decides to beat Ivana, Marla, or Melania, they’re not supposed to fight back.

  • CB

    And you defended him before because, then…?

  • fuzzybits
    • billbear1961
      • CanuckDon
        • billbear1961

          Lovely, but bittersweet–as the fascists will crush all this in the States. They have the MSM on their side, normalizing fascism as they normalized and continue to normalize Trump. Look at the behaviour of the NY Times–that is a paper looking for a place in the New FASCIST Order, and they’re far from alone.

          They simply do not care that the POTUS is a proven and relentless pathological liar, a white supremacist hatemonger and vicious misogynist, that this regime and the GOP reek of unparalleled CORRUPTION, that they’re subverting the rule of law to cover up their crimes, that NOTHING is being done to punish a hostile foreign power for interfering in U.S. elections or to keep them from doing so again. And nothing is being done, still, after a quarter of a CENTURY, to call out and defang a right-wing media LIE machine that has brainwashed well over a THIRD of the electorate.

          This can only happen as the result of a VAST conspiracy, organized by VAST fortunes, controlled by truly evil men and women who have decided that what they want is a BANANA republic to replace this pitiful, failing democracy. And the rights of minorities will be the FIRST to go, to please the two-faced monsters whose support these GANGSTER oligarchs need for their ongoing COUP to succeed.

        • 🐾vorpal🐾

          If anyone needs a palate cleanser from the horrors of mass shootings and the Trumpanzees, this short gay film (17 mins) about a blind teen coming out of the closet is absolutely adorable and heartwarming.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wav5KjBHbI

        • prixator

          Thanks for posting that! Took me back about 40 years.

      • fuzzybits

        Thank you Mr. Bear 😊😊😊

        • billbear1961

          XO

    • FelineMama

      Screw candy, expensive roses, Give me kittehs, ANYDAY!!!!
      Thank You fuzzybits!!!!!!!!!!!
      Next time, my address is ………..HA HA!!

  • billbear1961

    NINE FUCKING DAYS

    Media: “The pivot! All is well!”

  • billbear1961

    Apologize, MONSTER, and ask the women for forgiveness–admit you and your regime have LIED nonstop and that you were utterly in the WRONG to have supported this wife-beater for MONTHS, even after the truth about him went public!

  • (under his breath) “Except when I am do it”..

  • JP

    My abuser actually contacted me yesterday to discuss this. He said thw wives should habe made it more public sooner and felt like it was a shakedown. Said abuser also said he never abused me because i never had to go to hospital

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • ceeenbee

    Too fucking little, too fucking late you loathsome, lying, cowardly,tiny fingered, cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon piece of shit?

  • iambu

    You once smacked your kid to the ground for wearing a jersey rather than a suit to a baseball game, and you ripped out a hunk of your first wife’s hair because you didn’t like your own. And those are just the two things that sprang to my mind immediately. Shut up, sit down. (Also, go away forever, thanks, bye.)

  • JoyZeeBoy

    Sez Pussy-Grabber.

  • ceeenbee

    This begs the question though. Is pussy grabbing and spousal rape considered domestic violence? Could the shitgibbon then please elaborate on the 12+ women that have accused him of abuse. What about poor, rich meconium? Is it psychological abuse sleeping with a porn star?

    This and so many other questions.

  • Zeldacat

    Well, that means he must beat the shit out of his wives, past and current. Anything he says he’s against is something he fucking does.

  • edrex

    “I am totally opposed to domestic violence of any kind, everyone knows that.” your ex wives don’t.

  • Lindoro Almaviva
  • Luther Kreiger

    No. As a member of “everyone,” no, we actually don’t “know that.”

  • olandp

    “Infidelity is a completely different matter.”

  • Kevin Perez

    Didn’t one of Donald Trump’s wives testify under oath that he raped her? Asking for a friend.

    • FelineMama

      No, Pre Nuptial BS & Blackmail, & “Fill in the Blanks’…………

  • MonochromeMouse

    Except for that wife you repeatedly raped then paid off, right donny?

  • twb6yz

    But it doesn’t seem to stop you from grabbing ‘em by the pussy, does it Donald?

  • Professor Barnhardt
  • ‘Til Tuesday

    In my best Ana Gasteyer voice (formerly on SNL, now on “People of Earth”): Bullshit!!

  • ohbear1957
    • FelineMama

      Mel’s thought bubble: “Damn, my Security Guard is SO HOT. Will dream of him all night!!”

  • anne marie in philly

    REALLY? LIAR! FUCK YOU!

  • Treant

    I just can’t give a shit. Beat the fuck out of your whore wife–we’ve seen her makeup–she could leave. She likes the money too much.

    America doesn’t give a shit, America isn’t doing anything about any of this, and frankly? I’ve had it.

    • thatotherjean

      Donnie’s a vengeful bastard, though. If she left him, she and her parents would be back in Slovenia, broke, so fast it would make her head spin.

      • Treant

        Shrug. She should have known this and, if she’d done some basic research, she would have. Money-grubber beware and all that.

  • Blackfork

    Don’t you love it when he tells us that we know exactly what it is that he doesn’t have to tell us? How he drags us all into his lies by telling us “…you know it, I know it, everyone knows it…”

  • ColdCountry

    Everyone also knows how much he respects women.

    • Gianni

      Well, he did tell us that, “No one has more love for women than I do.” Respect? Not so much.

  • witch

    Hitting his kids doesn’t count in his world

  • Jefe5084

    He opens his mouth ..and it’s always the same stinking Pile of shit.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/411eac335cdc31f6557729cffffaa4891ac7fd193c838601d729a81b33f40b2c.jpg

    • bzrd

      he turned the United States into one of those shit hole nations he can’t stand

  • Nowhereman

    No, everybody DOES NOT know that you are TOTALLY against domestic violence. You seem to gather violent abusers close and enable them. Everybody also knows that you are not the least racist or sexist person we know. We also know that you are not “like” a smart person. In fact, you are the most willfully ignorant asshole we know. Just resign, would you?

    • Gianni

      That is one of Dear Leader’s favorite things to say: “You know it. I know it. Everyone knows it!” He very readily speaks for all of us. He needs to be called on that each and everytime he does it.

      • FelineMama

        That’ll be the day! In the WH Daily Barfings, NO ONE brings stuff like this up!! They know Lying Sanders will rebuke, BUT, JEEZ, BRING THESE THINGS UP & ON RECORD!! WHOOSES!

      • Nowhereman

        I really resent it when he says “And YOU know it too!!!” He hasn’t got a clue as to what I know.

  • Gianni

    Everything in Dear Leader’s comment was said two or three times over. Made a whole paragraph out of it.

  • RealityBass

    If you want believe to believe you’re sincere, the best way is to say something like “There I said it. It doesn’t even really need to be said. Everybody knows it. So ok, I said it.”

  • Friday

    Err, no, Herr, Drumph, everyone doesn’t “know” that. In fact it seems a couple of your ex wives and various others you’ve been involved with are probably shrugging right now and saying, “Coulda fooled me.”

  • Thorn Spike

    No, everybody doesn’t know. That’s why people keep asking.

  • Friday’s_cat
  • Davester

    “almost” LOL

  • Kevin King

    You all know it, now you hear it, you can believe me, I’ve always said, everybody says so, it’s the truth, you can trust me……
    He’s a classic.

  • Rick Zajac

    Everyone knows that……really?

  • Ann Kah

    Violence to the truth is another matter entirely.

  • bzrd

    everything I know about you dump is not good and what Ivana said when you got pissed off at your scalp reduction and blamed her for recommending the surgeon, well, she says you beat her up which is domestic violence and all the women you attack with your slimy tongue or micky deez stained greeezee little fingers grabbing their pussy, well, that sounds violent too so I say STFU you domestic monster

  • RickCabral

    “I am the least anti-semitic person …….”