President Donald Trump is reportedly considering bringing back his former White House staff secretary Rob Porter after he resigned following revelations he had allegedly abused his ex-wives.
Trump stayed in contact with Porter when he left the White House last month and phone calls between the pair have increased in recent weeks, sources told the New York Times.
The Times sources say Trump has told some advisers that he while he knows he cannot bring Porter back, he hoped his ex-staffer would return to the White House.
Porter left the White House in early February after DailyMail.com published photos and details about the abuse he inflicted upon his two ex-wives.
President Donald Trump is reportedly considering bringing back his former White House staff secretary Rob Porter after he resigned following revelations he had abused his ex-wives
Trump apparently doesn’t like to exile his former staffers because he considers them an extension of himself in that they are often criticized. Sources told the Times that Trump considers Porter to be one of those people.
In the phone calls they have had since Porter left, the pair have reportedly discussed trade and the China tariff’s Trump announced last week.
A White House official, speaking on background, said Trump misses the staff structure that Porter helped organize.
Porter was dating former White House communications director Hope Hicks when the abuse revelations surfaced.
At the time, Trump repeatedly said that Porter had denied the domestic abuse allegations leveled against him.
‘He did a very good job when he was in the White House and we hope he has a wonderful career, and hopefully he will have a great career ahead of him,’ Trump said in the Oval Office of Porter’s resignation.
‘Now, he also, as you probably know, he says he’s innocent. And I think you have to remember that. He said very strongly yesterday that he’s innocent.’
Porter, who was dating former White House communications director Hope Hicks (above together in February) when the abuse revelations surfaced, has reportedly stayed in contact with Trump since leaving
The Times sources say Trump has told some advisers that he while he knows he cannot bring Porter back, he hoped his ex-staffer would return to the White House. They are pictured above together in January
The White House was embroiled in controversy last month when both of Porter’s ex-wives – Jennie Willoughby and Colbie Holderness – came forward and claimed that they had been abused by him during their marriages.
Porter resigned from his position as staff secretary after DailyMail.com published photos of bruises that his first wife Holderness said her husband gave her during their marriage.
Holderness claims Porter choked and punched her during their marriage, while Willoughby says he dragged her wet and naked out of the shower and was verbally abusive, calling her a f***ing b***h’ on their honeymoon.
Porter denied both of the women’s accusations but still resigned protesting his innocence.