Hosting a porn purveyor who says she willingly participated in infidelity will not shift public conversation to the value of fidelity in marriage, which crucial for family security and happiness. Interviewing the person of low moral character, if she happily slept with a married man whose wife had just given birth, does not exactly drive the point home about Trump’s unworthiness for a public platform. Any person who chooses to pursue or engage with a married person is behaving in a way he or she knows, deep down, is wrong.

That’s the problem with this approach. It is more likely to normalize bad behavior and highlight this woman’s fame-seeking, creating more doubt about the veracity of her account. This is great PR for her, and every appearance of her on TV happily smiling and promoting herself makes her actions appear less harmful.

Kimmel plans to release this interview the night after the United States gathers to watch the president’s State of the Union address. Connecting that with this guest fails to recognize these traditions are larger than Trump or any one president. Jokes regarding Trump are expected of late-night comedians, and there will be humor to mine from the SOTU, but to mire us all in a sit-down interview with the Stormy Daniels promotional tour connects the larger office with this act versus a direct hit on Trump.