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Republican Senator Claims Trump Made Hush Money Payments To Porn Star ‘Because He Loves His Family’

One of the receipts that Michael Cohen brought with him when he testified before Congress and slammed President Trump as a “racist,” a “con man,” and a “cheat” was a copy of a $35,000 dollar check he received from Trump as part of his payoff to adult film star Storm Daniels, who Trump had an affair with.

Now this could have serious implications if it can be proven that it constituted misuse of campaign funds in an attempt to influence the election and it’s something that Republicans would absolutely flip their wigs over if a Democrat had been implicated. But since it’s a Republican the party of “family values” has instead closed ranks as usual in the most hypocritical way possible.

In an interview with CNN Republican senator, and man whose name sounds highly made-up, Mike Rounds told an interviewer that he believes Trump signed multiple hush money payments to a porn star because Trump “loves his family” and didn’t want them to be affected.

Mediaite captured a video clip of the South Dakota Senator’s tortured logic.

Commenters were quick to point out the overwhelming hypocrisy of Family Values™ Republicans claiming that love for his family led Trump to…have sex with a porn star, cheat on his wife, lie about it, cover it up, and pay her off.

h/t: Daily Kos