McKeone on: The White House’s woman problem
The #MeToo movement sent shock waves around the world, but the Trump administration remained tone deaf to what was happening
In February 2018, Rob Porter, the White House staff secretary, resigned after allegations surfaced that he had physically abused both of his ex-wives and an ex-girlfriend. The allegations were supported by compelling evidence. Another senior West Wing staffer, speechwriter David Sorensen, also resigned, following allegations that he had physically assaulted and terrorised his ex-wife.
Seeing a pattern here?
It seems that after decades of denial and discrediting of women who have the courage to go public...
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