The Trump era has seen the ascent to power of a lying, serial cheater, ironically hoisted to his present position by the blocs of American society that have for so long preached that they are the good ones and the rest of us are immoral wretches.
For some time, he refrained from offering public comment about the latest misconduct of his to take control of the national news cycle. After a considerable period of silence, however, he finally commented on the allegations that he had an affair with the adult film star known as Stormy Daniels. He told reporters that he had no part in the delivery of hush money to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Evidently, Trump feels as though he now has a green light to continue commenting on the issue. The floodgates of his social media raging have been opened in this case.
Early Wednesday, the president took to Twitter to rant about California, the state government of which has made its opposition to his immigration policies firm in recent months.
In the comments section of that tweet, someone left a side-by-side of an ex of Stormy Daniels and a sketch of a man she says threatened her some years ago over her story of an affair with Trump. That sketch was only very recently released.
The implication of the original poster of the sketch is that it depicts Daniels’ ex and not someone who actually threatened her, as she alleges.
The president amplified this viewpoint, retweeting the message and adding his own reading:
‘A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!’
It was only a matter of time before the issue with Stormy Daniels’ allegations against the president turned into yet another opportunity for him to attack the media. It should be disconcerting that the president of the United States takes a Twitter troll this seriously — but as in other instances of such behavior on his part, it begs the question of whether or not he is hiding something.