Yesterday, the second White House official has resigned. This follows allegations of past domestic abuse.
It has been reported that it was White House speechwriter David Sorensen. He has denied the allegations, and asserts that he was the abuse victim in the relationship. The allegations come from his former wife after their turbulent 2½ -year marriage.She states that during her marriage to Sorensen, he ran a car over her foot, put out a cigarette on her hand, threw her into a wall and grasped her menacingly by her hair while they were alone on their boat in remote waters off Maine’s coast. According to her, this incident left her fearing for her life.
White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said in a statement, “Before we were contacted by the media, we learned last night that there were allegations. We immediately confronted the staffer, he denied the allegations and he resigned today.”
Sorensen was a former adviser to Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R). He joined the Trump administration last year. His departure comes just two days after another aide to the President, Rob Porter, resigned as White House staff secretary. He reportedly send a text message to The Washington Post. It read, “didn’t want the White House to have to deal with this distraction.”
Read the full Washington Post Article here.