Trump 'shows great compassion' for women, Kellyanne Conway says

"I frankly wouldn't work" in the White House if Trump wasn't good for US women.

Following Rob Porter’s resignation Wednesday, Trump on Friday wished the former staff member well and said his denials of the abuse claims by two ex-wives need to be taken into account.

"He says he's innocent, and I think you have to remember that," the president said, adding that he wants to “absolutely wish him well.” Trump also said he had been “surprised” and “very sad” to learn about the allegations against Porter.

Conway responded, “This is a man who show great compassion and understanding for, for women on many different issues. I frankly wouldn't work there if that were not the case. I could be dozens of other places for lots of money.”

She added, “I think he’s doing a great job for America’s women. We have to look at the full picture ... We are a safer, more prosperous nation -- that includes all of us, including the nation’s women -- because of Donald Trump’s leadership.”

Conway also said that she sees Trump “express sympathy” for women, and that he has "many times come to the aid of women privately,” such as by helping some women he knows or who have come to his attention find employment.

“Why would someone like me and many other women be there," at the White House if the president didn't show support for women? Conway asked. "He is an excellent boss to work for, an excellent boss for women.”

“It’s not surprising that [Trump] doesn’t believe survivors or understand the national conversation that is happening," Gillibrand said in a series of tweets Saturday. The president has shown “he doesn’t value women,” she said.

“I don’t need a lecture from Kirsten Gillibrand or anybody else who protected and defended and harbored a sitting president who had sexual relations in the Oval Office and was impeached for lying. I don’t need a lecture from her or anybody else,” Conway said.

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