White House staff secretary Rob Porter announced his resignation yesterday after one of his former wives released photos of her injuries from one of the times he attacked her. We later learned that Porter allegedly abused more women who contacted his ex-wives to ask for advice.
Some people in the White House including Chief of Staff John Kelly and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders continued to defend Porter even after the photos were released, but Trump did not. At least not that we know of.
According to the Daily Beast, Trump never liked Rob Porter because Porter brought him papers to sign.
According to two White House sources, Trump would bristle at Porter when he entered the Oval Office with large stacks of documents for the president to sign. Before long, Porter became synonymous in Trump’s mind with the mundane clerical work that his staffer would pile upon the Resolute Desk.
“Oh, here we go,” Trump would often sneer at Porter, papers in tow, as the president noticeably rolled his eyes before grabbing a pen.
Mundane clerical work, otherwise known as being president.