The mainstream media in the United States love creating a so called scandal about Donald Trump and are ever looking for a smoking gun that will bring down his Presidency. While the media believes the United States is falling apart under Trump jobs and the economy continue to improve.
They have been pushing the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy for over a year, and despite a Special Counsel Robert Mueller being appointed to investigate there is still no evidence of collusion. Even his tweets are a major political scandal such as ‘Covfefe’ and his comments on Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski’s face.
Now the mainstream media have latched onto the claim of pornographic actress Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) that she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and was paid $130,000 by Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen as hush money in October 2016 before the Presidential election. The alleged affair happened shortly after his wife Melania gave birth to their son Barron.
Cohen confirmed he did pay Daniels the $130,000 but denied that it was an admission the affair took place. Daniels has now filed a lawsuit against Trump claiming the non-disclosure agreement is invalid because Trump never signed it. The payment came from Cohen’s personal funds.
Despite the apparent existence of a non-disclosure agreement it hasn’t stopped Daniels disclosing quite a lot about her alleged affair with Trump. Cohen has initiated legal action against Daniels, but not to prevent her discussing the affair but the aspect of the non-disclosure agreement.
Daniels has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and most notably 60 Minutes being interviewed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Daniels claimed she could describe Donald Trump’s genitals and that she spanked him with a magazine. The affair was consensual however but Daniels claimed she was threatened to keep silent.
Given the legal warfare that has taken place, the mainstream media has began to compare Trump with Bill Clinton’s sex scandals while in White House. However there are a few significant differences: Paula Jones accused Bill Clinton of sexual harassment in her lawsuit which implies non-consent and Clinton settled for $850,000. Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky was a scandal because it happened in the White House and then Clinton lied about it under oath. The consensual affair with Stormy Daniels happened in 2006 before Trump was an elected official.
While many will frown on Trump for an alleged extra marital affair others will ask do we actually care? We knew that when we were electing Donald Trump he had a history of being ladies man and womanizer. This was a man who owned the rights the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. The Access Hollywood tape was released in the middle of the Presidential campaign yet he was still elected. We didn’t elect Trump as a social conservative, we elected him to bring jobs back to the United States, control immigration and restore national security.
As long as his sexual encounters are consensual they are really irrelevant to assessing his performance as President. Bill Clinton on the other hand had a history of non-consensual sexual encounters which along with being morally wrong are grave sex offences.
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