Trump's aides insist he 'deplores' domestic violence, but when he speaks for himself he's deplorable

Donald Trump’s aides are trying to convince the press and the public that Trump cares, really cares about domestic violence and has great sympathy for the two ex-wives his now-former staff secretary, Rob Porter, abused. It would probably help if this wasn’t Trump’s public stance:

Mr. Trump has expressed sympathy for Mr. Porter and none for the two ex-wives who have accused him of physically abusing them. Despite photographs showing one of the women with a black eye, Mr. Trump on Friday emphasized that Mr. Porter had protested his innocence, and on Saturday he complained that a “mere allegation” could ruin someone without due process.

That speaks a little louder and more convincingly than this:

Hogan Gidley, a White House deputy press secretary, said Monday on Fox & Friends that “the president has been out against domestic violence for a long time” and that “the president deplores, thinks that domestic violence is grotesque. He’s said that on multiple occasions and there’s no place for it in this country. There’s no place for it in this White House and the president won’t stand for it.”

Or than Kellyanne Conway saying “I have no reason not to believe the women,” which is rather different than “I believe the women.” But Jennie Willoughby, Porter’s second wife, doesn’t need Conway or Trump—she’s speaking out on her own, writing in Time magazine that “my strength and worth are not dependent on outside belief—the truth exists whether the President accepts it or not.” But she sees clearly what’s going on:

The words “mere allegation” and “falsely accused” meant to imply that I am a liar. That Colbie Holderness is a liar. That the work Rob was doing in the White House was of higher value than our mental, emotional or physical wellbeing. That his professional contributions are worth more than the truth. That abuse is something to be questioned and doubted.

Donald Trump calling victims of abuse liars is nothing new—he’s done it repeatedly to his own groping and harassment victims. No wonder he has so much sympathy for Rob Porter. They’re two peas in a misogynist pod.

Anthony Martial explains why he's in such good form at Man United

Anthony Martial has expressed his delight at being voted Manchester United’s ‘Player of the Month’ for the third time this season.

The Frenchman picked up the award for September and October following a string of ebullient displays on the left hand side.

And he deservedly claimed the award – handed to Ashley Young and then Jesse Lingard in the interim – once again earlier this week after claiming three goals and two assists through January.

Speaking to MUTV, the 22-year-old noted he was pleased with the way he has started 2018.

“I feel really good at the moment,” he said.

“I’m training hard and, to be fair, with the matches and results since the new year, we’ve made a decent start, so I hope we can continue in the same vein.

“It’s a real honour for me that the supporters have voted for me. I think now it’s the third time it’s happened this season. I just hope I can keep this run going and maybe even try and win a few more of them!”

2018 began with Martial, through a beautiful curling strike at Everton, eclipsing the goal tally he managed during the entirety of last season – a strange time during which he admitted to not being fully focused, his mind preoccupied with things outside of the pitch.

This time around, however, the 22-year-old’s application has been ruthless. His body language conveys a kind of controlled ferociousness, contrasting heavily with the detached figure we saw just a year ago, and the precision which has returned to his game – both inside and outside the box – as a result serves as a frightening prospect for any right-back in the world.

He Reported Finding Her Body in 1988 — Now He's Charged With Murdering Her

Arizona police believe a decades-old homicide case has been solved, as advances in DNA science have led them to a suspect in the sexual assault and slaying of a 27-year-old woman.

And, police say, the suspect is the very man who initially contacted them after finding the victim’s body.

Charging documents obtained by PEOPLE confirm Donald Lee Scott, 55, was arrested on Friday at his home in Glendale, Arizona, where he was living with his mother and ex-wife.

Scott was charged with the December 10, 1988, shooting death of Anne Levee, whom he is also accused of raping.

Levee was shot “multiple” times and medical examiners determined, “one of which was determined to have been immediately incapacitating,” the documents allege.

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A probable cause affidavit alleges the crack in the cold case came in 2014, when Scott was imprisoned following his conviction on an aggravated harassment charge.

While incarcerated, DNA samples were taken from Scott, according to the affidavit. But years before, in 2003, the cold case was reopened following breakthroughs in DNA science. Investigators were able to develop a male profile using semen recovered from Levee’s body.

About a year ago, the evidence returned a match for Scott. The affidavit alleges subsequent testing on the evidence was performed, and allegedly confirmed the DNA was Scott’s.

Scott, according to the charging documents, was the young man who allegedly happened upon Lee’s body while driving through the desert with a friend. They called 911, and officers were sent to the location, where Scott and his friend were briefly interviewed and photographed.

In January, detectives interviewed Scott again, and he allegedly denied knowing Levee or ever having any physical contact with her body.

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The friend who was with him at the time also spoke to police earlier this year, and said Scott only looked at Levee’s body up close, but did not touch the corpse.

Scott is being held on $1 million bond.

He has yet to enter a plea to the charges against him. It was not clear Thursday if he has a lawyer.

After a delay, Trump's chief of staff decides he's 'shocked' about White House wife beater

Here’s what a good old boys network looks like: Rob Porter, Donald Trump’s staff secretary, resigned after reports surfaced that he’d abused both of his ex-wives. Trump Chief of Staff John Kelly knew about a 2010 protective order against Porter by wife number two, which prevented Porter from getting the security clearance he should have needed to do his job, but Kelly did his best to stand by Porter until public outrage forced him to change his tune. Porter’s resignation, which was initially on a “sometime, eventually” kind of basis, abruptly changed on Wednesday night to a tomorrow (Thursday) kind of thing, and Kelly had to back off his glowing description of Porter.

 Kelly—who, again, knew about the 2010 protective order and who was reportedly one of several White House officials to know about the allegations before they were reported in the media—responded to the first stories about Porter’s history of abuse by saying:

“Rob Porter is a man of true integrity and honor, and I can’t say enough good things about him. He is a friend, a confidante and a trusted professional. I am proud to serve alongside him,” Kelly told the Daily Mail. The White House sent reporters the same statement again on Wednesday.

So you can beat your wives and still be a man of true integrity and honor, according to John Kelly. As long as you’re a white Republican man with a square jaw, anyway. John Kelly was proud to serve alongside a man who did this to his first wife:

‘He would throw me down on the bed, then put his full body weight on top of me, then grind a knee or elbow into my body, expressing rage.’ […]

The violence escalated to where Porter was choking his wife.

‘It was not hard enough for me to pass out but it was scary, humiliating and dehumanizing,’ she said.

Chrissy Teigen's Mad at John Legend for the Most Relatable Reason (He's a Phone Charger Thief!)

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are going through a bit of a power struggle in their relationship. Battery power, that is.

The 32-year-old model and cookbook author — who is expecting her second childa boy — scolded her husband on social media for swiping phone chargers.

“Yes @johnlegend I buy and leave all the phone chargers all around the house just so you can unplug them all and take them to work with you. all of them!” she tweeted on Wednesday. “I love that you love chargers! they’re all for you! I just love you that’s why I buy them. because you love them!”

Teigen then shared a photo of a portable charger shaped like a unicorn. “I’m buying this,” she declared, before daring her husband, “Take this one u thief.”

In true Teigen fashion, her tweets pointed to a problem that anyone with roommates can relate to.

Ruby Rose tagged her girlfriend Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas and wrote, “lol .. You. You are why I need 50000 chargers on my rider.”

Actor Andy Richter also replied, “OMG SO F—ING SAME.”

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Teigen’s internet commentary, as always, has fans cracking up. Just recently, the pregnant star joked that all babies, even hers, are monsters.

“This baby is sucking the life from me. Drinking my water, making me dry. Eating my food, making me hungry. Taking my health, making me sick,” she wrote on Twitter.

Why do we create these monsters they want us dead,” she jokingly added.

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Teigen’s funny comment comes just days after she admitted that unlike others who lament about the pains of pregnancy, she actually likes being pregnant.

“It’s sick,” she said during an interview on Today. “People have all different types of pregnancies and I really prefer it. I think John prefers it. I’m happier. If anything, I’m just, like, a little bossier.”

She also revealed how excited she is to have a son. “They say that boys just love their mamas,” she explained, adding that her 21-month-old daughter Luna Simone “is such a daddy’s girl.”

The Kids That Invaded Their Dad's BBC News Interview Pound On The Door Now When He's On TV

He now locks the door!

The greatest TV moments of 2017 was, without a shadow of a doubt, this interview that turned into a complete shambles when the interviewee’s kids invaded.

Robert E Kelly, a professor of political science, was supposed to be talking about the resignation of South Korea's president Park Geun-hye. However, he forgot to lock the door behind him, resulting in both of his kids crashing his interview.

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It spawned one of the greatest GIFs of all time.

It spawned one of the greatest GIFs of all time.

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And when it went viral across the world, he responded with this tweet when BBC News asked if they could repeat the clip on television.

And when it went viral across the world, he responded with this tweet when BBC News asked if they could repeat the clip on television.

“Goes viral and gets weird.”

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Now, whenever he tweets an upcoming interview, everyone has one thing on their mind.

Now, whenever he tweets an upcoming interview, everyone has one thing on their mind.

Twitter: @Robert_E_Kelly

Oh, and your eyes can’t help looking at this corner of the screen, just in case something is about to happen.

Oh, and your eyes can't help looking at this corner of the screen, just in case something is about to happen.

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He said: “This whole thing happened because I was tired, it was the day the South Korean president had been impeached, I had done five interviews beforehand and I just forgot to push the button, man.”

He said: "This whole thing happened because I was tired, it was the day the South Korean president had been impeached, I had done five interviews beforehand and I just forgot to push the button, man."

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He then said: “Even now, when I push the button, my kids come down the hallway and they pound on the door … If you ever watch me doing a TV video and I’m talking very loud, it’s because I’m covering up my kids pounding on the door, because my wife lost track of them again.”

He then said: "Even now, when I push the button, my kids come down the hallway and they pound on the door ... If you ever watch me doing a TV video and I'm talking very loud, it's because I'm covering up my kids pounding on the door, because my wife lost track of them again."

“And they come running down the hall and they pound on the door [and go] 'DADDY DADDY DADDY.'”

Yeah, that's my family, man. My kids are very energetic.”

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Thank you for the memories.

Thank you for the memories.

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