- Oct 8, 2007
- Gaithersburg, MD
- 2016 Chevy Colorado, 1968 Mercury Monterey
Trump and his supporters are going after his credibility as a "convicted liar". The lie he was convicted of telling was "Trump did nothing wrong."Like every other "bombshell" for the last 2 years, nothing is gonna come of this either. Its one thing if he was a credible witness, but he is clearly not. Paying off mistresses is never gonna bring down Trump, especially considering how the country is doing.
Trump has been a public figure for 40 years, there are probably thousands of pictures of him in friendly situations with famous black people. Everyone "liked" him before he ran for president. He allegedly "forcibly kissed" Alva Johnson... If he is a racist he is very bad at it....
Except that there is nothing illegal about paying hush money. It only becomes illegal in the context of running a campaign for public office due to campaign finance laws. But if what you're doing is a regular thing, something you have a history of doing that goes beyond public office, then that becomes a different story. This is actually written into the law, iirc.Even if paying people off is a "regular thing" for Trump, in this context it's illegal - so that's not helping Trump's defense. It's like saying, "no officer, it's cool, I sell drugs all the time."