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Love or hate Trump, he wasn't the first President to play around

By Tom Emery

For weeks, the airwaves have been consumed by alleged payoffs by former President Donald Trump to cover up affairs, leading to his arraignment on April 4.

Whether he will be found guilty or innocent remains to be seen. But whether you love or hate Trump and the charges against him, one thing is clear; he was hardly the first chief executive to play around at some point.

Throughout American history, Presidents have been accused of extramarital activity, and in many cases, the rumors were true. The best-known examples of philandering Presidents are John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton,...


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