Mr Trump has complained that Mr Kelly did not bring the Porter allegations to him sooner, adding to his frustrations about the chief of staff's attempts to control him and Mr Kelly's recent inflammatory comments about immigrants. Sorensen said in a text message that he made his decision because he "didn't want the White House to have to deal with this distraction", according to The Post.
Spokesman Raj Shah said David Sorenson, a speechwriter for the Council on Environmental Quality, resigned Friday.
It's been a tough week to be a domestic violence-committing dip-shit in Donald Trump's White House!
In December, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders briefed reporters on Trump's views after three of his accusers called on Congress to investigate his past behaviour.
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Two of his ex-wives came forward publicly with allegations against Porter, one who said he gave her a black eye and another who claimed she had a restraining order against him.
In a written statement sent through the White House press office on Wednesday, Porter said he took those photos, but that "the reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described", he said. "Domestic violence is abhorrent and has no place in our society", Kelly wrote in the letter.
Trump on Friday wished Porter well and said he did a "very good job" and "worked very hard", stressing that the ex-staffer had maintained his innocence.
"Rob Porter is a man of true integrity and honor and I can't say enough good things about him", Kelly said.