Those “logistical reasons” might include the disclosure that Donald Trump’s lawyer arranged a $130,000 payment to a porn star, reportedly to keep quiet about her decade-ago affair with Trump. Make no mistake. Politicians, and Presidents in particular, has had multiple extra-marital affairs. The difference in the case of Donald Trump is his involvement with PORNOGRAPHY !
There has been, to be sure, much speculation about the Trump marriage: The way he left her behind when the couple arrived at the White House on Inauguration Day; how her smile turned to a frown during the ceremony; how she didn’t move to the White House for months, and swatted his hand away when he reached for hers on a tarmac; and, most recently, how the photo she chose to tweet on the first anniversary of his taking office was of herself not with her husband but with the military escort who accompanied her to her seat.
But the public reaction to the news that weeks before Election Day Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, set up a shell corporation to pay Daniels shows the fundamental rulebook for public reaction to sex scandals no longer applies. (Cohen has denied that Trump and Daniels had an affair but has not denied the payment nor said what it was for.)
Trump is expected to bring the thunder when he delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday, but the real storm is likely to hit afterward. Jimmy Kimmel has booked a special guest sure to raise some eyebrows…Stormy Daniels. I wonder if Jimmy will ask Stormy about the length of the affair? At least one source has indicated that the affair with the porn star lasted almost a year!