Stormy Daniels on running for president: “I might win”
They’re all unqualified for the office of president of the United States yet have suggested they are considering a presidential run in 2020.
The most recent addition to the group, Stormy Daniels, pondered the idea of running for president in an interview with the Chicago Tribune on Saturday.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, rose to national prominence after The Wall Street Journal reported in January that Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen arranged a $130,000 payment to her that was sent before the 2016 election to keep Daniels from revealing an alleged sexual encounter. Daniels, via her lawyer Michael Avenatti, has since launched lawsuits against Cohen and Trump.
Daniels began her discussion of the presidency by saying she does not think she alone can shut down the Trump presidency: “Do I have the power?” she asked. “Absolutely not.”
Initially, Daniels said she has no plans to run for office, citing the cost of running a campaign and saying the person best suited to represent the people probably would never get elected.
But by the end of the interview, she seemed to have a change of heart: “I don’t know, should I run for president?” she said.
Finally, she concluded, “The terrifying thing is I might win.”
Daniels said she is a longtime Republican, despite not voting in the previous presidential election.
However, she acknowledged her political views are changing, along with almost every other aspect of her life since she entered into an unprecedented political circus.
By the looks of Daniels’ media attention, her name is probably more recognizable than Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi. The adult film star might be the Democrats’ best hope right now.
As President Trump would say, “Sad!”