On Friday, the Wall Street Journal dropped a bombshell on President Trump that went only half-noticed considering that Trump dropped a bombshell on Trump. As it turns out, a month before the 2016 Presidential election, Trump lawyer Michael Cohen paid an adult film star $130,000 not to go public with details of her affair with Trump.
But the revelation isn’t exactly new. As it turns out, similar damning facts were already reported in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff—and his source was, of course, Steve Bannon.
According to Bannon, Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz “took care” of at least 100 women during the campaign.
“Look, Kasowitz has known [Trump] for twenty-five years. Kasowitz has gotten him out of all kinds of jams,” Bannon reportedly said. “Kasowitz on the campaign — what did we have, a hundred women? Kasowitz took care of all of them.”
This sentence from the Wolff book didn’t get the attention it deserved pic.twitter.com/oGIdaPISVT
— Michelle Goldberg (@michelleinbklyn) January 12, 2018
So far, about two dozen women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct from as far back as the 1970s and as recent as 2013.
Wolff also talks about Trump’s joy in tricking the wives of his friends into sleeping with him, and how it “made life worth living.”
Of course, no story about Trump’s sexual harassment and abuse issues is complete if it doesn’t mention the infamous “pussy-grabber” tape, where he bragged about sexually assaulting women.
This is who Trump is. He’s not merely a womanizer. He doesn’t just objectify them. He barely sees them as human beings. And when the time came to run for President, suddenly he realized that people might not like this aspect about himself—so he threw money at the problem and hoped it would go away.