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Stormy Daniels: Donald Trump Allegedly Banged Porn Star, Payed for Silence

Donald Trump has not had a good week. He hasn’t since 2016, honestly, but this week has been particularly bad.

After it came out that Trump called countries with non-white majorities “sh-tholes” and that he thought that diplomats should be given tasks according to their ethnicity, another bombshell dropped.

It is alleged that Trump paid a six-figure settlement to a porn star to buy her silence about a sexual encounter that took place after he married Melania.

On Friday, a damning report by the Wall Street Journal alleges that Donald Trump arranged for porn star Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels, to receive $ 130,000 in hush money.

When?

Oh, just one month before the 2016 election.

The two of them, per the report, had an alleged sexual encounter in 2006. 

Clifford was 27 at the time of the consensual encounter at Lake Tahoe.

In case you need a refresher, Trump and Melania married in January of 2006. So this wouldn’t have just been a hook-up with an adult film star, but cheating on Melania shortly after they married.

Michael Cohen, who was an attorney for the Trump Organization at the time, is the one who made the alleged arrangements for a payment.

The $ 130,000 payment was apparently part of a non-disclosure agreement that the adult film star signed.

The White House declined to comment on the alleged six-figure payment, but called the report that Trump had bedded Clifford “old” and “recycled,” mentioning that the reports had been “strongly denied” even before the election.

(Which is interesting, because mentioning that something was publicly denied is not the same thing as denying it yourself)

Cohen, the attorney who is said to have set up the payment, said that Trump “once again vehemently denies” the story that he had any sort of sexual relationship with Stormy Daniels.

Interestingly, like the White House, Cohen also declined to comment on the $ 130,000 payment.

But that’s not to say that Cohen didn’t have anything to say to the Wall Street Journal:

“This is now the second time that you are raising outlandish allegations against my client.”

Is it really outlandish? Even if this isn’t true, it doesn’t sound outlandish in the slightest.

“You have attempted to perpetuate this false narrative for over a year; a narrative that has been consistently denied by all parties since at least 2011.”

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He’s right about one thing:

Stephanie Clifford has denied it. She’s denied the sexual tryst and she’s denied the substantial sum of hush money.

Of course, her denial includes the claim that he was a “total gentleman” to her when they met, which just about defies belief.

Clifford does acknowledge that she made some professional appearances for the Trump brand.

For example, she attended the launch of Trump Vodka in 2007, the year after the alleged sexual encounter.

Trump Vodka has, of course, failed like so many of Trump’s business ventures. Production of that shut down in 2011.

But Stormy Daniels’ enduring links to Trump continue.

We’re generally leery of reports, especially when they seem to confirm everything that we suspect about a person we dislike.

But coming from a conservative outlet like the Wall Street Journal, whose sources for this apparently include multiple people in whom Stephanie Clifford confided the story that she publicly denies, it seems to hold water.

Of course, this is Trump. What would be a career-ending scandal for another politician seems to only inspire his most ardent defenders. Spite is making Trump-supporters twist themselves into knots to cover for him.

Maybe, one day, it will all be too much.

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Donald Trump Plummets to New Low with “Sh-thole” Remark

For the 274th time in his Presidency, Donald Trump has sunk to a new low.

We know, right?

We didn’t think it was possible at this point, either.

But the President was meeting with members of the Senate and Congress on Thursday, discussing the topic of immigration, when he asked point blank:

Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?

The nations to which he was referring, according to various accounts that have NOT been disputed by the White House, were Haiti, El Savador and other places in Africa,

Trump has never exactly been a fan of foreigners.

Or of people with a darker complexion than he possesses.

Or of anyone who doesn’t bow down and view him as the Messiah, but that’s neither here nor there at the moment.

In response to the uproar over Trump’s statement, administration spokesman Raj Shah did not deny the coarse description used by his boss.

Quite the opposite: he basically defended it.

“Certain Washington politicians choose to fight for foreign countries, but President Trump will always fight for the American people,” said Shah.

Moreover, a source inside the White House told CNN that staffers are practically giddy Trump referred to these countries as such awful places because they think it will play well with his “base” of voters.

Yes, this is where we are as a country.

No member of Republican leadership in the House or Senate has come out and condemned Trump for his comment.

The Commander-in-Chief, meanwhile, tried to lie about making this remark in a string of Twitter vomit and word salad on Friday morning.

“The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used,” Trump explained, adding:

“What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!”

Trump went on to say the Democrats wanted to shutdown the government and therefore the military… even though the military does NOT shut down when the government does.

And he also wrote:

Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for “peanuts,” only to build a new one in an off location for 1.2 billion dollars.

The Obama administration did not do this, however.

The George W. Bush administration did this.

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But since when do such pesky things as “facts” matter, right?

On Thursday, a bipartisan group of senators announced they had reached an agreement on several immigration issues, including DACA and border security.

The President, though, doesn’t seem to be a fan of what they came up with because it’s not racist enough in his opinion.

In June of 2016, as first reported by The New York Times, Trump angrily decried how many immigrants from what he thought were less-desirable nations were still entering the country.

“Haiti had sent 15,000 people. They all have AIDS,” Trump allegedly complained at the time.

A few weeks ago, remember, Trump also said lots of very dumb stuff.

He says lots of dumb stuff all the time.

But this “shithole” insult may rank as his worst moment yet, considering how it encapsulates his racist side, his ignorant side and his ineffective side, in terms of Presidential leadership.

The African Union continental body told The Associated Press it was “frankly alarmed” by Trump’s comments.

“Given the historical reality of how many Africans arrived in the United States as slaves, this statement flies in the face of all accepted behavior and practice,” AU spokeswoman Ebba Kalondo said, adding:

“This is particularly surprising as the United States of America remains a global example of how migration gave birth to a nation built on strong values of diversity and opportunity.”

Then there was this, from United Nations human rights spokesman Rupert Colville:

“There is no other word one can use but ‘racist’…

“This isn’t just a story about vulgar language, it’s about opening the door to humanity’s worst side, about validating and encouraging racism and xenophobia.

“You cannot dismiss entire countries and continents as ‘sh*tholes’, whose entire populations, who are not white, are therefore not welcome.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

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Donald Trump’s Attorney Michael Cohen Sues Buzzfeed Over Russian ‘Dossier’

One of Donald Trump’s attorney’s claims the so-called “Dossier” that attempts to tie him and the Prez to Russian officials is total BS … so much so, he’s suing the news outlet that posted it. Michael Cohen is suing Buzzfeed over its Jan. 10, 2017…

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Donald Trump to Oprah: Bring… It… On!

Donald Trump has heard the same rumors as you have.

And, not surprisingly, the Commander-in-Chief has something to say about them.

And the Winner is?

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On the heels of a rousing speech at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, the Internet lit up with talk of Oprah Winfrey running for President.

For real.

According to various social media users, that is.

After she inspired the nation with talk of female empowerment and equality, Winfrey quickly became the subject of talk among regular television viewers and experienced political pundits.

Is she really considering a run for the Oval Office in 2020?

Was the following speech her attempt at a stump speech?

Was she thanking the Hollywood Foreign Press for bestowing upon her a major honor… or making a case that she is the most fit person to run the free world?

Oprah herself has said nearly nothing about this chatter.

Her close friend, though, has not dismissed the possibility.

Gayle King talked the rumor on CBS This Morning Tuesday, telling viewers of her BFF:

“I do think she’s intrigued by the idea. I do think that. I also know that after years of watching the Oprah show, you always have the right to change your mind.

“I don’t think at this point she’s considering it. But listen, there are people who have said they want to be her campaign manager, quit their jobs and campaign for her.

“She loves this country and would like to be of service in some way, but I don’t think that she’s actively considering it at this time.” 

Winfrey became the first black woman to receive the Cecile B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes.

She’s as respected as any celebrity on the planet.

In other words: she’s the antithesis of Donald Trump.

So, would Trump be concerned about Oprah as a potential opponent in 2020?

He was basically asked this question on Tuesday afternoon.

“I like Oprah… I don’t think she’s gonna run,” Trump replied, adding that if she happens to toss her name in the race, well…

“I’ll beat Oprah.”

Of course. What else is going to say?

We don’t even mean that as a typical Donald Trump diss. It’s just, what would any sitting President say about a future opponent, that he or she may defeat him or her?

Way back in 1991, interestingly, Trump said he would select Oprah as his Vice President, were he ever to run for President.

Fast forward decades later and he went with Mike Pence instead.

Oprah, meanwhile, has admitted that Trump getting elected does make her rethink whether she would have a shot at the White House down the line.

“I thought, ‘Oh gee, I don’t have the experience. I don’t know enough. I don’t…’” Winfrey told Bloomberg Television last year.

“And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh. Oh.’”

Oh, oh, as in: Vote for O, Vote for O?

What do you think?

Click on the poll above and chime in: Would would you prefer as President, Donald Trump or Oprah Winfrey?

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