The Stormy Daniels story should be a bigger deal

( CNN) Donald Trump’s personal solicitor constituted a private corporation just before the 2016 election to pay $130,000 in exchange for a porn star’s silence about her suspect 2006 affair with the now-President of the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal.


The short answer is I don’t know.

“The President has addressed these accusations directly and denied all of these allegations, ” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in December. “And this took place long before he was elected to be President. And the people of this country, at a fateful referendum, patronage President Trump, and we feel like these allegations have been answered through that process.”

While that bicker is not entirely true — according to exit polling, 50% of 2016 voters said that Trump’s treatment of the status of women vexed them “a lot” — the fact remains that this Daniels allegation feels like more of the same for fortunes and lots of people. The action seems to be something like, “Sure, there’s another allegation that Trump behaved severely. What else is brand-new? “