WASHINGTON — White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Monday night released a statement about President Barack Obama’s reaction to the Baltimore Ravens cutting playerRay Rice in the wake of a video surfacing showing him slugging his future wife.
“Hitting a woman is not something a real man does,” the statement said.
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Full statement from Earnest:
“The President is the father of two daughters. And like any American, he believes that domestic violence is contemptible and unacceptable in a civilized society. Hitting a woman is not something a real man does, and that’s true whether or not an act of violence happens in the public eye, or, far too often, behind closed doors. Stopping domestic violence is something that’s bigger than football – and all of us have a responsibility to put a stop to it.”