This is remarkable:
The video ends with the real Stormy Daniels conversing with Alec Baldwin’s Trump. The Post’s account:
“So, what up girl?” Trump says, before finally asking, “Just tell me, what do you need for this all to go away?”
“A resignation,” Daniels shoots back, eventually saying, “I know you don’t believe in climate change, but a storm’s a’ coming, baby.”
In the 900 years or so since Trump’s inauguration, there have been so many incidents that seemed like turning points that I hesitate to point yet another one out, but I’ll do it anyway: This business with Giuliani contradicting Trump’s original story about the Stormy payoff seems significant.
There’s no reason on earth why a lie about paying off Daniels should be any kind of turning point. It’s such a small incident in the scheme of things. Trump lies all the time — the official WaPo tally tops 3,000 lies he has told as president.
Trump is prolifically and openly corrupt, and his cabinet and adviser ranks are filled with crooks, crackpots and incompetents. Trump is appalling on every level as a person — trashy, vulgar, dishonest, self-aggrandizing and small.
But my sense from following media coverage across the spectrum is that this lie about Stormy Daniels is a final straw for some of the folks in the media who drive the narrative. There’s hand-wringing about Huckabee-Sanders’ loss of credibility — as if she ever had any. And the true believers seem even more bug-shit deranged than usual, as if they too sense that they’re losing control of the narrative. A sample:
14. Here's the part I was referencing in tweet #8 Rudy petting his hand like it's a cat and saying "nice nice Hillary"
He also says she wasn't under oath and says "we'll take that" – Rudy knows that someone doesn't need to be under oath to be charged with lying to the feds. pic.twitter.com/aJo97FpxYz
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) May 6, 2018
What the actual fucking fuck? Anyway, maybe it’s just a blip. But it feels like something has shifted. What do you think?