Trump saves his sweet side for mis­tresses in skin trade

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Mau­reen Dowd

Why not just go with Dirk Dig­gler?

I mean, if you’re go­ing to pick a fake name to pay off a porn star you’ve dal­lied with, why choose some­thing bland like

David Den­ni­son?

If you are, af­ter all, Don­ald Trump, the king of grandios­ity, go for a name wor­thy of be­ing Stormy Daniels’ real-life co-star.

A proper moniker is in or­der if Trump is to be our first porn pres­i­dent.

Kim Jong Un can drag him away for talks about the rel­a­tive size of their nu­clear but­tons. Robert Mueller can con­tinue his im­per­turbable march through the Trump fam­ily’s field of lies. But Don­ald Trump will not be de­terred. He is de­ter­mined to be our most shame­less pres­i­dent, run­ning a White House awash in sala­cious sto­ries.

Asked by reporters Wed­nes­day how Repub­li­cans would have re­sponded if Pres­i­dent Barack Obama had been charged with ca­vort­ing with a porn star (right af­ter his wife had a baby, no less), Repub­li­can Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana replied, “I don’t know,” adding, “This is no coun­try for creepy old men.”

Trump’s love life, it seems, boasts more pseu­do­nyms than Frank Abag­nale Jr.

Stormy Daniels’ real name is Stephanie Clif­ford, but she was called Peggy Peter­son, or “P.P.” (shades of the dossier!), and Trump was re­ferred to as David Den­ni­son in the 2016 le­gal agree­ment Trump lawyer Michael Co­hen drew up to buy her si­lence be­fore the elec­tion for $130,000.

Stormy, the star of

2016’s “Sex Bots: Pro­grammed for Plea­sure,” has learned to be liti­gious from the mas­ter. She sued, claim­ing the agree­ment is null and void be­cause Trump, aka John Bar­ron, John Miller and David Den­ni­son, didn’t sign it. But Co­hen slapped a re­strain­ing or­der on the ac­tress, even as she sat for a “60 Min­utes” seg­ment with An­der­son Cooper.

Alana Evans, an­other blond porn ac­tress, who has ap­peared in “It’s Okay! She’s My Mother in Law 13,” claims that Trump told her she should come along to his ho­tel room with Stormy that week­end in 2006 at the Lake Ta­hoe golf tour­na­ment, but she didn’t.

Jes­sica Drake, yet an­other porn ac­tress, who starred in “Mas­sage School Dropouts,” ap­peared with Glo­ria Allred the month be­fore the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion to ac­cuse Trump of kiss­ing her with­out per­mis­sion and of­fer­ing to pay her for sex at the SAME golf tour­na­ment, a charge Trump de­nied.

The pres­i­dent, who often seems short-tem­pered, nasty and im­pa­tient and who has cer­tainly been dis­re­spect­ful to his wife, showed his sweet side to his mis­tresses in the skin trade.

He took time out from show­ing Stormy a pic­ture of him­self on the cover of a magazine, ac­cord­ing to her in­ter­view in In Touch Weekly, to ask her about her work in porn.

“He was very cu­ri­ous,” she said. “Not nec­es­sar­ily about the sex or any­thing like that, but busi­ness ques­tions.”

The Stormy episode is the kind of em­bar­rass­ing episode that Trump wig­gled out of for decades, deny­ing he knew women who ac­cused him, play­ing the an­gles to kill sto­ries.

But times have changed, post-We­in­stein. Trump and the Repub­li­can Party are fac­ing a gen­der chasm.

Women are lin­ing up not just to vote, but to run for of­fice. In Texas alone last Tues­day, 25 Demo­cratic women won pri­maries or ad­vanced to a runoff.

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