At the start of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Trump’s fixer, Michael Cohen, made hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her from going public about her one-night-stand with Trump.
In 2016 the relationship between the amoral playboy Donald Trump and the sanctimonious evangelical Christians was brand new, and Trump wasn’t sure how much of his indiscretions his new supporters would tolerate.
That’s why he instructed his fixer to pay off the porn star to keep her quiet. Seven years later, Trump has become the first former president to be indicted, over that payment.
If only Trump had known in 2016 the extent of the hypocrisy and pragmatism of white evangelicals, not only would he not have paid off Daniels but he would have publicly admitted to the affair.
As Trump has learned during the last seven years, white evangelicals will justify and excuse his worst sins in order to keep him in power, so he can enact their xenophobic, homophobic and misogynist agenda.
If Trump could turn back the clock to 2016, he would admit to knowing Daniels in the biblical sense, and declare her vagina a holy receptacle for his divine sperm. Evangelicals would worship Stormy Daniels with the same reverence that Catholics worship the Virgin Mary, and he wouldn’t be facing indictment today over the hush money payments to Story Daniels.