Conservative host Armstrong Williams, a close ally of HUD Secretary Ben Carson, suggest on Thursday that adult film star Stormy Daniels does not to deserve to tell her story about an affair with President Donald Trump because she is a sex worker.
During an appearance on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, a caller on the Republican line complained that CNN has spent too much time covering the scandal surrounding Trump and Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
“Excellent point,” Williams replied. “They’re trying to put horns on the president. They’re trying to put horns on Republicans. Depending on your ideology, that determines on who gets to wear the horns, who gets to be evil. And the other label — who gets to be the do-gooders.”
“Do a little balance,” he advised the news media. “People don’t care about Stormy Daniels. They don’t care about [an alleged affair with Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal]. They don’t care about what he’s done in his sex life when he was a playboy. If Melania Trump is willing to stay with him — for better or worse, in sickness and in health, until death they do they part — that’s between he and his wife. Many marriages in this country involve infidelity and betrayal. And yet, they find a way to patch their wounds together and move on.”
C-SPAN host John McArdle wondered if Williams would grant Clifford an interview on his television station and allow her to tell her side of the story.
“Would you have allowed that to go forward?” McArdle asked. “Would you have aired that?”
“I have no interest in it,” Williams insisted. “None. Absolutely not. I make no apologies about it.”
“To me, why give her that kind of credibility?” he continued. “Is she a role model for your kid and for America and for parents? No. And she’s going back to selling porn videos! Absolutely not! That’s not who we are as a Americans. I just wish she’d go away.”
Williams called on Trump and Clifford to deal with the matter “privately.”
“I don’t want to hear from Stormy Daniels,” he concluded.
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