It goes without saying at this point that the Trump presidency is an incendiary one. The belligerent businessman turned political leader has marked his time in office by lashing out at essentially every interest imaginable, from the nuclear armed North Korea to the nation’s justice system.
Both of those cases have produced serious situations; in the case of the first, Trump is credibly accused of obstruction of justice for, among other offenses, firing FBI Director James Comey, and in the case of the second, the North Koreans now claim to have the ability to strike the U.S., having used Trump’s incendiary remarks about them as an excuse to continue with their weapons development.
Considering all of this, the stunning fact that the president is alleged to have had an affair with a porn star and paid her to keep quiet about it is hardly the only thing to worry about in the case of his administration.
Although rumors and reports about the matter had been publicized for some time, this January, the Wall Street Journal published a new report about the hush money payment allegedly delivered to Stormy Daniels.
Now, Daniels is capitalizing on her fifteen — or more — minutes of fame with the “Making America Horny Again” tour.
She kicked off this string of club appearances with one in Greenville, South Carolina, on Saturday night, where a Women’s March had taken place earlier in the day.
Reporters descended on the strip club where Daniels made her appearance, including Matt Flegenheimer of The New York Times, who chronicled his experiences in a report published Sunday morning besides the posts he made to his Twitter account late Saturday and early Sunday.
According to Flegenheimer, Daniels avoided direct questions about her relationship with Trump, but she did answer questions about what it’s been like to be at the center of media attention since the WSJ report came out.
She apparently hadn’t performed since last summer. Speaking of her return, she commented:
‘Imagine coming back when you’re the most insecure. It’s the only time I’ve ever gone onstage and was actually scared.’
Asked “what it had been like to be Stormy Daniels over the past week,” she said that it been “stressful and amusing.”
Besides the normal strip club crowd, there were also people at the event like local pub owner Suzanne Coe, who wanted Daniels to sign her copy of author Michael Wolff’s incendiary chronicle of the Trump administration, Fire and Fury.
Curiously, among other details that Flegenheimer related was that at one point, he saw a member of the media relent and let a dancer take them to a back room.
Other reporters to chronicle their experiences at the event include Buzzfeed’s John Stanton, who quipped on Twitter: “America, you’re one fucked up joint.”
The president, for his part, has only commented on the issue through his lawyer Michael Cohen, who has unsurprisingly denied the whole thing.
Remember — besides this alleged extramarital affair, which went on soon after Melania had given birth to Barron, Trump is also credibly alleged to have mistreated numerous women, accusations he has denied.
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