In what can only be described as awkward, Stephen Moore, former adviser to Donald Trump, made an inappropriate joke on CNN Tonight as he tried to sideline a discussion about the President's affair with Stormy Daniels and the resulting lawsuit.
Republican strategist Kevin Madden was making a point about having a good idea of what the White House's response to the lawsuit would be.
Moore cut in with:
Are you saying that a porn star would actually try to call attention to herself? Shocking, right?
There was silence until Moore followed up with the equally banal:
I mean, that’s what porn stars do!
Host Don Lemon wasn't having any of it:
That’s your only response, Stephen? Is that a porn star is trying to call attention, a porn star with a very lengthy complaint from California? I mean, it’s, you know, hey, $130,000 payout from the president’s personal attorney. I mean, come on, brother.
You can watch the cringe-worthy exchange below.
Twitter users were none too happy with Moore's attempt to shift responsibility away from Trump:
Trump supporter and CNN analyst Stephen Moore made a distasteful joke about the authenticity of the Stormy Daniels situation based on her profession. Let us not resort to shaming women within the adult film industry for a political statement. https://t.co/8Ch7e0jQkl— Hart Cunningham (@HCfor2020) March 7, 2018
Because in his mind promiscuous men are ok but not promiscuous women.— Joan Baker (@PhotoABaker) March 7, 2018
Would be nice if the mainstream media didn’t reduce Stormy Daniels to a “porn star” in its prurient fashion. Her occupation in irrelevant. Don’t slut shame her. RN she is a brave woman standing up to men in power and exposing Trump. She should be revered, not derided. #resist— Matty G (@rainking101) March 7, 2018
You gotta love that conservative hypocrisy of pushing "family values" while continuing to look past Trump's past!
Embarrassing. I love the way they Reps dismiss Trumpanzee's this affair because it happened 10yrs ago, yet keep bringing up Clinton and Kennedy affairs. A Trump adviser tried to slut shame Stormy Daniels on CNN. It didn't go over well. https://t.co/TSpTcK6drI via @thinkprogress— GoKittyGo (@Ushimama1) March 7, 2018
If it was a Democrat president, they would have wielding “family values” and their “Christian faith” and so forth. But now, they throw all that through the window...— Sel (@SelHudson) March 7, 2018
H/T: Huffington Post