Report Says Trump Paid Pornstar Hush Money to Keep Silent About Their Affair Before Election | 22 Words

Donald Trump is not having a good day.

No, seriously, the President of the United States is having a very bad, no good, bad, awesomely awful day, most of it self inflicted. Why? Well, my dearest of dear friends, mosey on closer and allow me to divulge unto you the gossip, the 411, the scandal, the shadiest of shades that has occurred on this Friday, January 12, 2018.

It all started earlier this week – (yesterday. It started yesterday) – when Trump uttered his utterly contemptible and racist opinions of nonwhite countries.
When presented with a plan that involved cutting the visa lottery in half, thereby letting the rest of the visas go to African countries and and Temporary Protective Status nations, including Haiti, the noted golfer and enjoyer of "executive time" employed a very distinct reaction.
"Why do we want all these people from 'sh*thole countries' coming here?" he asked, further adding, "Why do we need more Haitians? Take them out." Instead, the president went on to say, he would like to see more immigrants from countries like Norway entering the United States.
The backlash was immediate, with commentators on both sides (rightly) calling the president a racist for his words. Trump immediately tried to backpedal, denying his statements, but a myriad of sources confirmed the words were indeed his.
Now, it seems the president has another mini-scandal brewing on his plate, the details of which date all the way back to 2006, just one year after he married his third and current wife, First Lady Melania Trump.
According to a bombshell report published by the Wall Street Journal's Michael Rothfeld and Joe Palazzolo, Trump reportedly engaged in an affair with pornstar Stephanie Clifford in 2006.
If you don't know Stephanie Clifford, you might recognize her by her stage name “Stormy Daniels," and her work on such titillating titles as Sex Door Neighbors and Lust on the Prairie.
According to Rothfeld and Palozzolo, Trump arranged for his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to pay the pornstar the very exorbitant sum of $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement one month before the 2016 presidential election so she wouldn't go on national television and spill the beans, as it were.
Cohen has denied the allegations, stating "President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels" [sic]. As Vox notes, he did not, however, deny arranging the payment.

Vox also notes that while "Cohen also sent the Journal a statement signed by 'Stormy Daniels' denying an affair with Trump, and claiming that “rumors" that she received “hush money" from Trump 'are completely false... the Journal reporters appear to have obtained specifics about the payment." Here's the thing, Trump has a long history of infidelity and general unsavory behavior.  This is just one other unpleasant thing in a long unpleasantness that alludes to the general mire of unpleasantness that is Trump.