We have a full shutdown of the government…..so let’s talk…..SEX.
Back in the 80’s a candidate had a blond sit on his knee and he dropped out of politics…..in the 90’s we had a prez that got a BJ and was impeached….in the 2000’s a candidate had an affair and almost went to jail….and in 2016 we have a prez that is proud of grabbing women by the genitals and he is still popular….my my how times change.
And our prez may have paid a porn star for her silence over an affair….
It’s not every day that the New York Times reports on an In Touch article about a porn star, but here we are. In a follow-up to last week’s Wall Street Journal article that alleged an adult film actress was paid $130,000 in 2016 to stay mum on a consensual sexual encounter with a then-married Donald Trump in 2006 comes the In Touch article, published Wednesday. It is based on a 2011 interview with Stephanie Clifford, who goes by the stage name Stormy Daniels, and describes her meeting Trump at a 2006 golf tournament and having “textbook generic” sex that night. Among the more salacious details: that the encounter allegedly happened four months after Melania Trump gave birth, and that Trump told Clifford she was beautiful “like his daughter.” Per the article, the two met up on future occasions, with the Times quoting it as saying Trump last called Clifford in late 2009 or early 2010.
The In Touch article says it backed up Clifford’s claims via a polygraph and corroboration from an adult-film colleague and her ex-husband. Clifford has since denied the affair, and Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, again disputed the account to the Times, calling it the recirculation of “an old and debunked story.” As far as recirculation goes, Slate Group editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg also elaborated on his conversations with Clifford in August and October of 2016 (no story was published at the time) in a piece for Slate, writing, “The worst Trump had done, she said, was break promises she’d never believed he would fulfill.” Like the In Touch article, Weisberg says Clifford told her Trump had promised her a slot on The Apprentice
After reading this story what would you think would be the reaction of Trump?
Do you think he would threaten a lawsuit?
But wait! Let’s recap okay?
In Touch held back from publishing Stormy Daniels’ 2011 account of an alleged affair with Donald Trump after the future president’s personal lawyer threatened to sue, four former employees of the tabloid’s publisher told the AP. In Touch magazine published its interview with the adult film star on Friday—more than six years after Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, sent an email to In Touch‘s general counsel saying Trump would aggressively pursue legal action if the story was printed, according to emails described to the AP by the former employees. Daniels signed a source contract with the magazine, which said a friend and Daniels’ ex-husband corroborated her account of a 2006 tryst. She also passed a lie detector test, the magazine said.
In the interview, Daniels claims she and Trump had a sexual encounter after meeting at a golf tournament in Nevada, a year after Trump’s marriage to Melania. It wasn’t immediately clear why In Touch didn’t publish its interview during the 2016 presidential campaign despite reminders from former employees that the transcript was still available in the company’s networks, two former employees said. A spokesperson for the magazine claimed it only learned of its earlier interview after a report in the Wall Street Journal last week. She wouldn’t comment on the magazine’s decision not to publish in 2011. Despite Daniels’ first-person details on Trump, former employees said the decision not to run the story in 2011 was a justifiable business decision because at the time because Trump didn’t have the same star appeal as more famous celebrities.
Think about it……all the grief that others took like Gary Hart, Bill Clinton, John Edwards….after the media trashing these people took and now the act of sex is no big deal to the “moral majority”……plus the support remains…..amazing how times change.
Personally I care not how many these people had sex with…..all I care about is a little consistency….