Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who alleges she was paid hush money to cover up an extramarital affair with Donald Trump, may very well prove to be one of the final nails in the coffin of the worst administration in American history.
Last week, Michael Cohen, a longtime fixer and attorney for Trump, pleaded guilty to a slew of charges including campaign finance violations related to the hush money payments. He implicated the president, saying that not only did Trump know about the payments, but in fact directed them himself. The house of cards is starting to crumble.
Not surprisingly, Trump and his followers have attacked Stormy Daniels nonstop since she first came forward with her story, relying on crude slut-shaming tactics and outright intimidation to discredit her. Stormy — real name Stephanie Clifford — has remained poised and dignified throughout it all, meeting each attack with disarming wit and confidence.
Today, she gave us just one more reason to love her, by standing up for the last person you’d expect: First Lady Melania Trump. In a new interview with The Sunday Mirror she urged detractors to leave Mrs. Trump alone.
“People should stop speaking for her. Maybe she’s happy. Everything we say about her is a projection. Some people misplace sorrow and pity on another person,” Stormy said.
“The entire world would be interested to know what she feels. But if we never know, that is her right and I support it,” she added.
While Stormy should be commended for her civility and graceful words, she may be perhaps being a bit too kind. Melania is complicit in Trump’s disastrous regime and his constant attacks on our democracy. By refusing to denounce his worst actions she is failing to abdicating her sacred responsibilities as First Lady.
If she demonstrated even a tenth of the courage that Stormy Daniels has mustered she could take a stand against her husband and help galvanize public support against him.
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