Trump Advisers Reportedly Warning Him Not to Respond to Alleged Affairs: ‘Would Look Inappropriate’
With Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in the news this week, there’s been some question about whether President Trump would publicly comment on their allegations of affairs with him.
McDougal spoke out in a lengthy CNN interview last night and Daniels is set to speak out on 60 Minutes Sunday.
A new Wall Street Journal report on how chaotic things are getting in the West Wing contains this tidbit about how the President’s advisers keep warning him to stay silent about all this:
To date, Mr. Trump has heeded advice on how to handle reports of his alleged affairs with women in the past, which he previously has denied. Privately, he has discussed with advisers whether he should publicly fight the allegations on Twitter or elsewhere.
His advisers have told him that there is no sign the allegations are hurting him with voters and have warned him that it would look inappropriate for the president to engage in a public spat with, among others, a former porn star. He has remained silent on the allegations, despite extensive coverage on the cable-news channels he watches closely, advisers said.
And indeed, Trump has yet to tweet about Daniels or McDougal.
The WSJ report also says when the President was told he might be blamed if the government shut down and he went to Mar-a-Lago, his response was “F— that.”
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