Jake Tapper: White House revealed its ignorance about what domestic abuse looks like after making excuses for Rob Porter
Tapper: "The idea that because he wasn't running around the White House punching women in the face then makes it surprising ... reveals quite a tremendous amount of ignorance"
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From the February 8 edition of CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper:
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JAKE TAPPER (HOST): I have a hard time understanding or believing rather that nobody knew that the staff secretary which is, for people at home who don’t know, a very important and high ranking position in the White House, that the staff secretary had two ex-wives and both of them had accused him of domestic abuse and then told that to the FBI. The idea that Don McGahn, the White House counsel, John Kelly, the Chief of Staff and Joe Hagin who is in charge of security, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, that at least two of the three wouldn’t know that.
The idea that because he wasn’t running around the White House punching women in the face, then makes it surprising to them to learn that he’s a domestic abuser reveals quite a tremendous amount of ignorance about what domestic abusers look like. They look like everyone, every man and some women as well.
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