Fintan O’Toole: Trump has raised public tolerance for sexual sleaze

Ironically the president gave Jeff Bezos the courage to defy the National Inquirer

Jeff Bezos: the Amazon boss   disclosed attempts to blackmail him by the publishers of the lurid tabloid, the National Inquirer. Photograph:  Joshua Roberts/Reuters  Jeff Bezos: the Amazon boss   disclosed attempts to blackmail him by the publishers of the lurid tabloid, the National Inquirer. Photograph:  Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Jeff Bezos: the Amazon boss disclosed attempts to blackmail him by the publishers of the lurid tabloid, the National Inquirer. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters Jeff Bezos: the Amazon boss disclosed attempts to blackmail him by the publishers of the lurid tabloid, the National Inquirer. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Is there, we must repeatedly ask, anything new about the sleaziness of Donald Trump?

The antics of Trump World, to which we have become inured, did acquire a new dimension when the Amazon boss Jeff Bezos rather sensationally disclosed attempts to blackmail him by the publishers of the lurid tabloid, the National Inquirer.

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