Over the past few weeks, mainstream media has pushed the narrative that President Trump had a sordid affair with porn actress Stormy Daniels among others. Simultaneously, the MSM has wrung its collective hands wondering why the stories of his alleged infidelities haven’t caught fire.
The reason the stories haven’t caught fire is simple: Donald J. Trump’s philandering is old news. Simply out, the people who checked the box for Trump in 2016 knew exactly who they were getting.
They knew Trump was a New York playboy.
They knew he’d been with numerous women over the decades.
They knew he’d cheated on his first wife with his soon-to-be second wife.
They knew he’d cheated on his second wife with his soon-to-be third wife.
They knew he’d been married three times.
In short, they knew who he was. They voted for him any way.
Dear MSM, the nineties called. They’d like their tired old narrative back since it doesn’t work on Trump. The Democrats are fond of using Saul Alinsky’s rule of making “the enemy live up to its own book of rules,” but the MSM fails to realize President Trump plays by his own rules. In other words, the MSM is trying to make a giant sh*t storm out of Trump’s alleged infidelities, however, fidelity is clearly not a rule Trump plays by.
What the MSM also fails to realize is, it’s the Democrats’ own fault the Stormy Daniels type stories haven’t caught fire.
When the Democrats–and the Left in general–have for decades desensitized the public to the philandering ways of our elected officials, is it really any wonder that people now do not care if Trump is faithful? After all, they didn’t elect him because he was faithful. The Left’s faux moral indignation would be cute if it wasn’t so pathetic.
From President Kennedy to President Clinton, infidelity was the domain of the Left. It didn’t bother the Democrats when their guys did it. Moreover, their very infidelities help build them into social and political icons. So why is the MSM now so surprised when even some evangelicals see Stormy Daniels and just shrug?
Sex and power have gone hand-in-hand since time began. The only difference here is Donald J. Trump came prepackaged with it. The people who voted for President Trump understood they were not voting for a moral champion. Yes, he’s a man with questionable morals, they say, but Trump is also a man who willingly gets down to fight in the Swamp mud of D.C.
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