Stormy Daniels made a surprise guest appearance on SNL that was part of her strategy to keep getting Trump to admit more lies and wrongdoing.
Video of the Daniels segment of the SNL open:
There is clearly a trend in the transcript:
Baldwin: Just tell me, what do you need for this to all go away?
Daniels: A resignation.
Baldwin: Yeah, right. Being president is like doing porn. Once you do it, it’s hard to do anything else. Besides, my poll numbers are finally up. And speaking of “Polls” being up — oh, come on, we’ll always have shark week. I solved north and South Korea. Why can’t I solve us?
Daniels: Sorry, Donald. It’s too late for that. I know you don’t believe in climate change, but a-coming, baby.
Daniels and her lawyer Michael Avenatti understand how to use the media to press Trump’s buttons. They have gotten Trump to tell contradictory stories, blow up his own legal defense, and tie his presidency into knots. They know that Trump watches the Alec Baldwin impressions of him of SNL, so they took the opening to deliver another message to Trump that they aren’t going to stop until he has been exposed and removed from office.
Trump could have avoided the scandal by waving Daniels non-disclosure agreement and letting her tell her story. Trump created this mess. SNL also did a great job showing how Michael Cohen is at the center of the Trump universe and could do a great deal of damage to everyone close to the president.
None of this had to happen, but it did, because if this one characteristic that defines Trump it is always making the wrong choice all of the time. Stormy Daniels was right. There is trouble on the horizon for Trump on multiple fronts. It is a matter of which ticking time bomb will explode first.
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Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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