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Hush payments spell danger for Trump

Donald Trump took an extraordinary risk to keep alleged extramarital affairs secret, a concern that feels somewhat quaint in the context of his public behavior

By Tom McCarthy  /  The Guardian

“So that a person is not afraid to stand on a stage and talk about his penis size and deride his opponent for her face, but he is afraid that somebody might know that he committed adultery,” she said.

Trump succeeded in keeping the Daniels and McDougal allegations out of the headlines during the election, but now he is president and the cost of that silence has far exceeded any money the women received.

“We don’t really know to this point whether that gamble was correct,” Williams said.

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