While I don’t care much about a consensual affair Donald Trump had with ex-adult film actress Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford), I do enjoy the stupidity of this “president” and his associates backfiring on them.
For example, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen all but confirming that this “president” did, in fact, cheat on his wife with Clifford and was then paid $130k for her silence prior to the 2016 election.
You see, according to Clifford’s friends, she feels that she’s now free to speak out publicly about the affair after Cohen admitted to paying the former adult film actress out of his own pocket, a move she feels violates their agreement. This was apparently Cohen’s attempt to cover for Trump after many began to question whether or not the payment to Clifford was legal considering it seems like a move tied to Trump’s presidential campaign that was never disclosed.
This is presumably why Cohen made the following statement attempting to absolve Trump, Trump Organization, and Trump’s campaign from having anything to do with the payment:
Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly.
The fact that Cohen is trying to claim that he paid $130k to Clifford without being paid back in any way is ridiculous enough, but the wording of his statement is also what should raise some “red flags.” It’s clear that he worded it in such a way as to claim that — in absolutely no way — was he compensated by Trump, or anything associated with Trump, for the $130k he paid to the former adult film star.
I absolutely love this. Not because I particularly care about the affair — as I’ve said before, a consensual affair with an adult film actress doesn’t even rate near the top of the list of horrible things Trump’s said and done — but because these people are so incredibly incompetent that, in a pathetically desperate attempt to save Trump from further public humiliation over this affair, Cohen essentially gave Clifford the “green light” to speak out publicly about her encounter with this “president.”
That’s going to force Trump and his entire administration to address this scandal, and whatever she has to say publicly, as well as Trump’s almost certain denial that it ever happened, which will just add to the growing list of headaches this administration is currently having to deal with. Especially when it’s brought up that the woman he had the affair on is this country’s current First Lady and that they’ve spent the last few weeks denying it happened, calling it “fake news.”