“White supremacist rallies, child molesters, domestic abusers”: Jake Tapper points out Rob Porter is another predator Trump has defended

From the February 7 edition of CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper:

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JAKE TAPPER (HOST):  There are basic lines of human decency, norms to which society generally agrees and to which we adhere and we continue to see the Trump presidency eroding these lines.  Some of the people marching alongside Nazis and the Klan in Charlottesville were quote, “very fine people,” President [Donald] Trump said as he drew a line of moral equivalence between white supremacists and those who protested the white supremacists.  Days after one of those Nazis drove purposefully into a crowd and killed Heather Heyer. Or last fall after U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore was credibly accused by women of having sexually abused them when they were in high school, one of the victims as young as 14. Republicans withdrew their support for Roy Moore except for President Trump who doubled down. To this list of those marching alongside Nazis and those accused of sexually abusing children, the White House has added someone accused by two ex-wives of spousal abuse.


Today the White House is still standing by [Rob] Porter, attesting to his character and his excellence. Before we begin today's report, I wanted to once again note a further erosion of standards for what I thought we had all agreed was not okay, not acceptable, not moral.  White supremacist rallies, child molesters, domestic abusers, another moment where the White House is sadly no longer considered a place of the highest standards in the land but rather a place where our national standards are being degraded. 


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