Nicolle Wallace: Why don't women in White House 'walk out'?

Nicolle Wallace: Why don't women in White House 'walk out'?
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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace on Friday questioned why women serving in the White House don't resign in protest following controversy over the administration's handling of domestic abuse allegations against former staff secretary Rob Porter.

In a monologue on her show reported by Mediaite, the former communications director to President George W. Bush asked why women in the White House don't resign over President TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election MORE's behavior towards women.


"Where are the women?" Wallace asked. "Why don’t they walk out en masse?”

"I know they feel picked on," Wallace said, not naming any specific names. "I know they do because I've asked this twice, I asked it after the president tweeted at Mika [Brzezinski], I singled out the women and named them, and I won't do that today."

"But why don't you walk out?" she finished. "Why don't they leave?"

The former Bush aide is a top critic of Trump, and frequently speaks out against his administration. In January, Wallace said Trump was running the White House like a "freak show" after he reportedly referred to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as "s---hole countries."

"This is so abnormal. This is a freak show," Wallace said on MSNBC. "Donald Trump disgraced the country if what is reported out of this meeting is true."

Wallace's comments Friday come after a rough week for the White House, with Porter's two ex-wives telling the Daily Mail that Porter physically and emotionally abused them.

Porter resigned on Wednesday while denying the allegations in a statement, calling them part of an organized "smear campaign" against him.

News reports revealed that White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE and counsel Don McGahn both knew of the allegations facing Porter for months, with McGahn knowing for at least a year. 

Trump himself praised Porter's job performance on Friday, telling reporters in the White House that the former aide had a "great career ahead of him."

"He did a very good job when he was in the White House and we hope he has a wonderful, hopefully, he has a great career ahead of him," Trump said.