Far be it from me to say “I told you so,” but the media’s spring offensive against President Donald Trump, based on his alleged sexual misbehavior as predicted in these pages four months ago (see “Putting down the Big Dog” in The New Criterion of January 2018) was launched within days of the 100th anniversary of the Germans’ Kaiserschlacht offensive in France which almost turned the tide of the First World War in their favor. Leading the charge on this occasion was one Stephanie “Stormy Daniels” Clifford, porn star, who told Anderson Cooper of 60 Minutes of a long-ago sexual encounter—it could hardly be said to rise to the dignity of an “affair”—with Mr. Trump and a subsequent payment to her of a considerable sum of money to keep silent...

 
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