The morning after Stephanie Clifford, AKA Stormy Daniels the “stripper porn star” appeared on 60 Minutes giving rise to their highest rating in ten years, a group of women, steadfast Trump supporters shared their own views with CNN on who Americans should believe. These women have vowed to stand by their president.
In spite of Trump’s usual rhetoric ranging fromNFL players kneelingto Amazon needing to be reigned in, it is the Stormy Daniels debacle that has given way to the president’s first seemingly self-imposed vow of silence, not having tweeted a single character in regard to the allegations of infidelity that took place over a decade ago. At the time, Trump was already into his third marriage and a new father. Infidelity is not so much the issue, even if we ignore the moral implications, but where the president’s exposure is buried is in the allegation that he tried to buy Daniels’ silence for $130,000 just days before the 2016 election. This act may be tantamount to an illegal contribution to the Trump campaign. Political repercussions abound.
Trump is like a wrecking ball leaving children in his wake. A president is supposed to care about all people, not just the ones of voting age who agree with his agenda. On March 24, 2018, when the kids came to Washington the president ran away. The trip to his resort in Florida suddenly became the moral imperative rather than the responsibilities of the office to which he had been elected.
Some weeks earlier he had held listening sessions but when he had an opportunity to apply what he had learned, the president ran away. Trump seemed to run as fast as his Chicken Little legs could take him. The sky is falling, has fallen on the victims of gun violence. Arguably, a committed leader would be running to help those kids and all Americans. And yet, when their collective voices were raised, the president ran away.
Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Parkland shooting spree, ran toward the falling sky.