With a great deal of fanfare Donald Trump arrived in New York to face charges from his 2016 payoff to Stormy Daniels.  Usually, a presidential candidate suffering such a scandal combined with the “locker room talk” tape that earned instant dismissal for Today host Billy Bush, the political fallout would have been terminal.

Today we have the ex president trying to turn a criminal charge into a campaign opportunity.

Image: Image: Courtesy R. Chambers

Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Bruce Wolpe, US Studies Centre University of Sydney and former White House Staff member

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 4 April 2023