Donald Trump has exhaustively demonstrated himself to be an avowed misogynist. From bragging on tape about groping women to numerous accusations of sexual assault and even an allegation that he raped a 13-year-old girl, the reality television star drags a long ignominious history in his slithering wake.
Far less seriously — yet no less indicative of his poor character — are the numerous stories of marital infidelities. His divorce from his first wife Ivana is attributed to him cheating on her with his soon-to-be second wife Marla Maples. He’s also on record on numerous formats bragging about his flings with countless women.
Most prominently, it was recently revealed that Trump almost certainly carried on a lengthy affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford. While it may have bee better for the collective stomach of the American public if we weren’t forced to confront the details of Trump’s sordid sex life, it was revealed that at one point he even requested she spank him with a copy of Forbes magazine that included an image of him as well as his daughter.
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Most recently, it was alleged that Trump carried on another affair with Playboy model Karen McDougal. To any reasonable person, the preponderance of stories alleging infidelity would lead one to presume there is some kernel of truth beneath them. As it turns out though, reasonability isn’t a strong suit for the modern GOP.
In a new poll from Quinnipiac University, an astounding 42% of Republicans said they believe Trump has been faithful throughout his marriage. Only 14% believe he has been unfaithful. The remaining 44% said they’re undecided.
In sharp contrast, only 2% of Democrats think Trump has been faithful to Melania. 86% think he’s cheated, and 12% are undecided.
Overall, 56% of American think Trump has cheated. 18% think he hasn’t. 26% are undecided.
The numbers cut to the staggering delusion at the heart of the contemporary GOP. There is a large chunk of the country that will refuse to believe anything negative about Trump regardless of how compelling the evidence is. They’ve thrown their lot in fully with him, and intend to go down with the ship.