Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, February 11, 2018

if there's been one consistent thing about Donald Trump since he emerged as a presidential candidate in June 2015, it's this: When women accuse men of sexual assault or domestic abuse, Trump sides with the men. The most recent example of this trend has played out over the last 72 hours -- as Trump has repeatedly noted that Rob Porter, his former staff secretary, denies the charges of physical and emotional abuse levied against him by both of his ex-wives as well as a former girlfriend. "Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation," the President tweeted Saturday morning "Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for someone falsely accused - life and career are gone. Is there no such thing any longer as Due Process?"




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That tweet followed this from Trump on Friday: "[Porter] says he's innocent and I think you have to remember that. He said very strongly yesterday that he's innocent but you'll have to talk to him about that." Added Trump: "We certainly wish him well. ... He did a very good job while he was in the White House."

You'll notice what -- or more accurately who -- is not mentioned in Trump quotes and tweet: The alleged victims.

A change in tone The one time Trump seems to take the claims of sexual assault or abuse by women at face value is when those charges are leveled against Democrats. When then-Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota and then-Rep. John Conyers of Michigan faced accusations of sexual assault or forcible groping, Trump offered this:

"Women are very special. I think it's a very special time, a lot of things are coming out and I think that's good for our society and I think it's very, very good for women and I'm very happy a lot of these things are coming out. I'm very happy it's being exposed."

If you look up "situational ethics" in the dictionary, this is it. When men who he likes or who agree with his political leaning are accused of this sort of behavior, Trump is quick to note their denials -- and to slough off the very real evidence many of these women have to back up their claims. When the man is a political opponent, Trump has no problem taking the word of the women.


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Trump believes the men. Always.

Trump is a big fat orange male chauvinist pig.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-02-11 09:31 AM | Reply

Trump believes the men. Always.

Unless they are Judges of Mexican nationality.

#2 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-11 02:50 PM | Reply

The dotard has no choice but to take that line considering he has 25 sexual assault accusers.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2018-02-11 03:21 PM | Reply

When you throw a teenage beauty pageant to ogle the girls and have hookers left right and center, of course you side with the wife beater.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-12 08:18 PM | Reply

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