Donald Trump is trying to invoke some damage control in the wake of the latest tumult that is roiling the White House.
The president who once many years ago accused the Central Park Five — group of young African-American men — of raping a woman after they were exonerated is now concerned about “due process.”
He said former White House staff secretary Rob Porter is entitled to “due process” in the wake of allegations by two former wives and an ex-girlfriend that he beat them up.
Then he tweeted this, in part: “Some are true and some are false,” he said, referring to the types of allegations that have been leveled.
Whoa! Hold on there, hoss!
If “some are true,” then what bleeping differences does it make if any others are false? It takes just one “true” accusation, in my mind, to be a deal breaker. It only takes one instance of such spousal assault to disqualify anyone from the kind of position that Porter acquired in the Trump White House.
Here’s the entirety of what the president tweeted this morning. You decide:
Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation. 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?
Now he is concerned about due process.
That is, um, rich.