Many celebrities took to Twitter throughout the evening to comment on the highly anticipated interview with the porn star who alleges she's been the victim of threats and intimidation tactics to keep silent. Lena Dunham was among those seemingly standing in Daniels' corner, calling her "powerful," while Alec Baldwin was slightly critical. "No offense to Stormy Daniels, but that interview provides no worthwhile insights into 'the problem,'" he tweeted. Bette Midler called the TV special "riveting," and Patricia Arquette applauded her for having "the balls" to do interview knowing Trump's legal team would come after her.
Aside from detailing some of the more lurid and sensational claims of her alleged one-night stand with the president, including magazine spanking, lack of a condom and the fact she didn't want to sleep with him, Daniels also talked about a man she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot, and how Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, is now doggedly suing her for violating the terms of a non-disclosure agreement she signed, even as she asserts it is invalid because Trump never penned his signature on the document.
Most of Hollywood's elite appeared to be standing in Daniels' corner, with many believing that this is just the beginning of a headache for the White House. As Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti pointed out on "60 Minutes" and elsewhere, this isn't about the sex so much as it's about the cover-up and intimidation tactics used to try and silence Daniels.
Below are some of the more pointed -- and funniest -- tweets in response to the Stormy Daniels interview. While Donald Trump has never said her name directly in a tweet, he did tweet that "Fake News" has "never been more voluminous or more inaccurate" on Monday morning, which certainly could be related. Also of note, Melania Trump's spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, sent out a tweet Monday morning asking the media to please keep Melania's son's name out of their stories, without addressing any of the particulars of the story itself.
So much Fake News. Never been more voluminous or more inaccurate. But through it all, our country is doing great!
The Stormy Daniels story isn't about Trump having an affair with a porn star. That's not news. It is about his campaign trying to threaten, intimidate and illegally use campaign funds to buy her silence just weeks before the election. Don't let the lurid details overshadow this.
. @StormyDaniels is taking on a machine that is relentless and shows no mercy. I made a contribution to her legal fund..I have pasted the donation link below..no one taking on this awful man should ever feel alone and unsupported.
No offense to Stormy Daniels, but that interview provides no worthwhile insights into “the problem.” Nothing. The only solution to “the problem “ is to organize. And then vote his lying, corrupt, incompetent ass out of office. November is coming...
60 minutes reveals more of same -trump a gangster - engages world through gangster ethics - totaly unfit for office - not worth mentioning all the laws he breaks as there's too many to number- a vast pattern /picture of a deranged criminal who must be removed from power -now