Trump in Stormy Waters with Scandal

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In yet another bombshell scandal, it was revealed earlier this month, in a long stream of headlines, that adult film star Stormy Daniels allegedly had an affair with President Donald Trump in 2006. The Washington Post then reported that Daniels was paid $130,000 by Trump’s lawyer just prior to the 2016 election. The story took another turn when Daniels made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! after the State of the Union address. When speaking to Kimmel, Daniels seemed to contradict her previous statements. Even after she had released a written statement with her signature saying that the pair never had relations, she said, “it doesn’t look like my signature,” raising suspicion that it was released without her consent.

While this reveals much about President Trump’s character, it reveals much more about the Trump Administration and the state of America. These “scandals” keep getting more and more ridiculous as do the coverups. In her interview, Daniels essentially confirmed that she had nothing to do with the letter which denied all allegations of an affair, insinuating that someone in Donald Trump’s inner circle falsely produced the letter.

We probably will never get an answer, this has also been the case with numerous other “scandals” in the Trump Administration such as the Comey firing and the allegations of a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer.

The Administration runs on the assumption that when each new bombshell pops up in the media, everyone forgets the previous one. This is dangerous, because when they add up, you get a long list of what can only be called rumors, and as a result no one gets the chance to investigate these “scandals”.

Currently, the New York Times has a running column titled “Trump’s Scandals, a List” in their Op-Ed section with over twenty different scandals and rumors about White House conduct, conflicts of interest, and allegations against various Administration staff. Almost none of the bullet points on the list have been investigated for solid proof, which begs the question: when will justice be served?


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