A panel on CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight” Tuesday appeared stunned by ardent Donald Trump supporter Stephen Moore after he tried to make light of a new lawsuit filed by Stephanie Clifford (“Stormy Daniels”) against Donald Trump (“David Dennison”).
Clifford on Tuesday filed suit against Trump in in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging the president never signed the nondisclosure agreement that resulted in a $130,000 payout for the porn star. Clifford says the “hush agreement” is invalid because it lacks Trump’s signature.
Lemon declared the saga was “like an eighties nighttime soap opera” before bringing on contributors to discuss Clifford’s lawsuit against the president.
Republican strategist Kevin Madden noted he can “pretty much predict what the White House is going to say” about Clifford’s lawsuit, “which is this is somebody trying to get attention, trying to drive their own sort of PR effort here.”
“But there are some very credible claims,” Madden acknowledged. “And the fact that we are even having this conversation should be—you know—it should probably register on the Richter Scale that we’re discussing a sitting president being sued by a porn star. But we’re having it. And it’s part of almost like the routine of today’s news cycle, which is the interesting part of it.”
That’s when Moore tried to mock Clifford’s profession.
“Kevin, are you saying that a porn star would actually try to call attention to herself?” Moore asked, adding: “Shocking, right? I mean, that’s what porn stars do.”
Fellow panelists—and Lemon—immediately pounced.
“Stephen, that’s your only response?” Lemon asked. “Is that a porn star is trying to call attention—a porn star with a very lengthy complaint from California? I mean, it’s, you know, hey, $130,000 from the president’s personal attorney. Come on, brother.”
Watch the full exchange below:
Part 2: Kirsten Powers slays Stephen Moore below
US financier Jeffrey Epstein appeals bail denial in sex-trafficking case
Jeffrey Epstein, the financier facing charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls, has appealed a federal judge’s decision to keep him in a Manhattan jail while he awaits trial.
According to a court notice made public on Tuesday, Epstein will ask the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the judge’s July 18 rejection of his request to remain under house arrest in his $77 million mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
Epstein has pleaded not guilty and the appeal was expected. His lawyer Reid Weingarten did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A spokesman for U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan declined to comment.
Fox News cuts into Trump’s Turning Point USA speech after he starts rambling about handshakes
Fox News on Tuesday briefly interrupted a speech being delivered by President Donald Trump at a Turning Point USA summit.
During his speech, Trump started talking about delivering a commencement address at the Air Force Academy.
"They said, sir, would you like to shake the hands of all the cadets? I said how many other? They said 1,100. I said yeah, that sounds okay,” Trump remarked.
“Do other presidents do it? Yes, they do. Do all of them? What they didn’t say is they start, then they peter out. That sun was beaming down, and if some of these guys are great athletes — some of the women, they had some women in the class, their hands were very strong, okay.”
Hundreds of orgs, political and religious leaders demand Pompeo abolish his anti-LGBTQ ‘Commission on Unalienable Rights’
'Harmful to the Global Effort to Protect the Rights of All People and a Waste of Resources'
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday was sent letters signed by hundreds of human rights organizations, activists, and supporters, along with religious and political leaders demanding he abolish his newly-formed anti-LGBTQ and anti-women "Commission on Unalienable Rights."