By: Lisa M. Hayes – Confluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know.
In the wake of the Stormy Daniels interview, there are more stories than you can count about how upset Trump is about the wall to wall coverage regarding her allegations of their affair. The White House is in a tailspin trying to figure out how to spin the salacious details of an affair that by Daniel’s account started with her spanking the now President with a magazine that featured his photo on the cover. Reporting that Trump is upset is part of that spin.
Melania is as MIA as she can be. She’s currently at Mar-a-lago spending Spring Break with Barron. Reports are circulating that she’s looking for her next excuse not to go back to DC where it’s harder to hide from the humiliation of media firestorm. Think what you want about Melania and whatever agreements you might think they’ve made. However, this isn’t something anyone would want to go through.
Everyone from Republicans to religious right talking heads are trying to figure out how to distance themselves from the drama. Some are doing it by saying his private life is a non-starter of a story. Others are viciously feeding the beast by trying to discredit Stormy Daniels. Everyone associated with Trump is embarrassed and dodging or hiding.
So, one would think Trump himself would be rocked by the firestorm of allegations regarding the affair. You might imagine he’d be in hiding with a pastor trying to figure out how to save his marriage. He’s not. He is neither trying to save his marriage or devasted by embarrassment. While he may feign agitation with the reporting, Donald J. Trump is the same man he’s always been, and he’s secretly proud of the coverage.
Trump is a man who takes pride in his ability to leverage his wealth to abuse women. Mr. “Grab ’em by the pussy”, bragged about how his wealth gives him access to women like prey. Even the fact that Stormy Daniels claimed she wasn’t attracted to him won’t get under his skin. He knows he repulses women. He’s proud of the fact that his wallet buys him pussy.
In less than a week, two former adult film actresses shared similar accounts of Trump telling them they reminded him of his daughter before screwing them. Trump does not care. The man has groped his own daughter on stage and has bragged publicly that he’d bang Ivanka.
“Don’t you think my daughter’s hot? She’s hot, right?” In 2006, he said on The View, “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” Those kinds of statements aren’t isolated. They are pretty pedestrian coming out of his mouth.
It does beyond the obvious fact that Trump doesn’t care. Donald Trump largely measures his worth by his ability to bed beautiful women by any means necessary. While these affairs being kicked around in the media are alarming, embarrassing, and humiliating to everyone in his orbit, Trump is none of those things. He’s proud of himself. He always has been.
I don’t feel sorry for people who’ve attached themselves to this man. At times I even struggle to see Melania with the compassion I’d like to. You can’t expect Trump to be someone he’s not. He’s always going to be a malignant narcissist who leaves nothing but damage and chaos in his wake. And narcissists get aroused by the damage they cause because it demonstrates the power they had to create it.
Do not be misled by any coverage that says Trump is upset by the shitstorm of media coverage of his affairs. He’s not. Trump is secretly or not so secretly proud. He’s patting himself on the back that now everyone knows he can bang beautiful porn stars. He’s stewing in the soup of his narcissism and unfortunately, now so are we because he is our President.
Do his affairs matter? Probably not.
Do the cover-ups and pay-offs matter? Maybe.
Is the fact that Trump is a man who brags about abuses of women with a pattern of womanizing matter? It should and to many of us it does.
Women are the voting majority in the U.S. The fact that it matters to most of us is enough as long as we keep our eyes on our futures and get ourselves and our sisters to the polls.
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