Hard not to think that Trump underestimated the degree to which his sleazy business practices and personal infidelities would come under public scrutiny once he entered politics. As a private business owner, Trump had nearly unlimited payoff money and his fixer, Michael Cohen, to make the deals.
Now, Trump’s sleaze is pouring out into public view, revealed in books like that of James Comey.
Trump can fulminate all he wants. The religious right can profess not to care about Trump’s personal morality, or lack thereof. Republicans in Congress can continue with their devil’s bargain and defend the indefensible.
But the drumbeat continues, and the next elections are in November. The 60% of voters who are not tribal Republicans are watching, and listening, and deciding which man’s story is closer to the truth, Trump or Comey.