Imagine for a moment this farfetched scenario.
Barack Obama is caught engaging in a relationship with a porn queen. What might be the reaction among the evangelical community if the president is said to have cheated on his wife?
Let me guess. It would produce a firestorm, an earthquake, a cyclone of criticism. From the right. There might even be some lefties who would be outraged.
I pose that hideous hypothetical circumstance to pose the question: Where is the outrage as it relates to Donald Trump’s alleged extramarital affair with a porn film performer? A woman who goes by the name of Stormy Daniels has alleged that she had a yearlong affair with Trump shortly after he married his wife, Melania.
What’s more, she says Trump paid her $130,000 in hush money to keep it quiet.
The affair has been reported by the Wall Street Journal, which isn’t a “scandal sheet” by any possible stretch of the imagination.
Trump denies the affair. Oh, I forgot. This guy also bragged about fooling around on his first wife prior to marrying his second wife … all of which occurred before he married his third wife, Melania.
However, no outrage is coming from his base within the Republican Party right wing. For that matter, even the left has been relatively quiet.
I guess there’s next to nothing about this president that surprises us. As USA Today reports: “Trump’s exploits seem to be baked into his poll numbers. The Access Hollywood tape, in which Trump bragged — or, by his account, joked — about sexually assaulting women failed to derail his candidacy in 2016.”