Feb 12, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Porter's ex-wife "floored" by Trump's response to assault allegations

Jennifer Willoughby

Jennifer Willoughby poses for a portrait. Photo: John McDonnell / The Washington Post via Getty Images

Jennifer Willoughby, an ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, said in a TIME op-ed that she was shocked when President Trump wished Porter well.

"Donald Trump repeated twice that Rob declared his innocence, I was floored."

More from Willoughby:

  • "If the most powerful people in the nation do not believe my story of abuse in the face of overwhelming evidence, then what hope do others have of being heard?"
  • "My friend turned to me and said, 'The President of the United States just called you a liar.' Yes. And so he did."
  • "Ultimately, this is not a political issue. This is a societal issue, and the tone has just been reset by the White House."

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