The people of this great country would have been aghast if Presidents George W. Bush or Barack Obama had a sexual encounter with a porn star. It seems, Donald Trump has a get-out-of-jail card for any time one of his multiple affairs came to light. Who would have imagined that the adult entertainment actress and producer came out far, far better than a president of the United States? Yet, she did, especially this week.
Stormy Daniels had a brief sexual liaison with the Donald just months after First Lady Melania Trump gave birth to the couples’ son. Then, Trump ran for president.
Right before the 2016 election, the president-to-be sent his private attorney, Michael Cohen, to pay her an odd sum of $130,000 in hush money. Someone also hired a goon to threaten her as she lifted her daughter’s infant seat out of her car.
In an amazing turn-around, Daniels has fought back against the president’s bullying. Her first act was to hire a pit bull attorney, Michael Avenattti. He has given the impression that he eats nails for breakfast.
This week, Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, received a major honor from West Hollywood (WEHO). Mayor John Duran officially declared a Stormy Daniels Day and gave her a key to the city.
Avenatti spoke at the celebration:
‘Stormy is one of the most intelligent, self-aware, courageous people you will ever come to know in your lifetime, and I am honored and blessed to act as her counsel each and every day. This woman has a degree of fortitude that most of us can only dream about …She is at the forefront of this fight each and every day…. She’s not packing up. She’s not going home. She will be in for the long fight each and every day.’
Daniels said in her speech:
‘The City of West Hollywood is a special place very close to my heart. As a woman with two wonderful gay dads… I feel especially at home here …” Daniels’ mention of her “dads” was a reference to her friend Keith Munyan and his partner J.D. Barrale. The community has a history of standing up to bullies and speaking truth to power, and I am so very, very lucky to be a part of it. I am elated and honored. Thank you.’
Mayor Duran compared Stormy Daniels to Lady Godiva, according to WEHO,
‘Out of all of the chaos of the Trump administration, our own Lady Godiva appeared, on horseback. And as you know, Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of England to protest injustice and taxes. We have our own Lady Godiva here in the City of West Hollywood.’
Duran spoke up to Donald Trump, offering him a big challenge. The WEHO publication reported that he dared 45 to:
‘Roll back environmental protections and the rights of women, immigrants and LGBT people.’
The mayor and Mayor Pro Tem John D’Amico made the presentation in front of the sex shop, Chi Chi La Rue. It is the city’s only gay-owned and operated adult boutique.
Featured Image via Getty Images/Drew Angerer.