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Stormy Daniels advertisement for a Las Vegas Stripclub appearance in the wake of publicity that Donald Trump allegedly paid $130,000 to keep her quiet about their affair. Photo Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images

A President and His Porn Star Mistress On Main Street

I never thought I would see the day that a U S President would be exposed on main street with his porn Star mistress.

Assuming Stormy Daniels account is true, Trump would not be the first man to occupy the oval office who has had a mistress.

Several others of our nation’s finest men are rumored to have had mistresses since the days of Jefferson. He dared to have an affair with a light complexion slave among others. Lincoln is said to have roomed with another man during his time in public life.

In contemporary American society, the legend of John Kennedy quickly comes to mind. He is rumored to have engaged actress Marilyn Monroe in some late night delight in the white house pool.

None of the others are as scandalous as the liaison between a president and a porn star. In the age of #METOO, I am not saying that Miss Daniels pe se,is less respectful than any other woman, but come on, her profession has almost from the start of it been shunned by society.

What does this say about the national character or about the character of the men and women that we select to enforce our laws?

Culturally, it seems we are numbed by the sheer volume of anti-social behavior of this president. He makes it okay to have “generic sex,” even when the wife is a few months removed from the family way and no doubt fighting pains of Postpartum Depression.

With Trump it seems that up is down and down is up. Chaos is good and order is bad. Porn Stars are okay and family values not so much.

How much more of this behavior can the American psyche take before Trump's proclivities become normalcy for the rest of American society?

I welcome your thoughts below.

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Harvey is Living Now Book Awards 2020 Bronze Medalist for his memoir Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance. Available at haroldmichaelharvey.com

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