CNN’s Cuomo: Trump ‘Ignored’ Rob Porter’s Victims ‘on Purpose’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” co-host Chris Cuomo stated that President Trump “ignored” domestic violence victims “on purpose.”

Cuomo said that Trump mentioned the victims of former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter “by implication of saying, ‘You know, a lot of this stuff is false.'” He further stated, “Domestic abuse is an entire different echelon of concern in this society. It’s a scourge. People die because of this. He knows this. He ignored it on purpose. So it’s really not an open question, You know, does he support, does he not support? The answer has to be no. Because he tweeted twice this morning. He could come out and clear it up whenever he wanted to, one simple statement, victims of domestic abuse, not on my watch, make some grandiose statement about how it will never be again. Everybody cherishes women. He hasn’t done it. What other explanation can there be other than he does not want to, it is bad for him in some part of his mind?”

He added that due process is “a red herring. Because due process, of course, matters, in the criminal justice system. But this is a man who has absolutely no hesitance about putting out a statement, politically, which is certainly within his right, and you could say within his role as a leader. You don’t have to wait for the system here, especially with the facts you have.” Cuomo also cited the Central Park Five and stated Trump “has every bit of comfort jumping to a conclusion when it suits him.”

(h/t RCP Video)

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