Former adult film star Stormy Daniels continues to be in the news, after it was revealed that President Trump paid her $130,000 just before the 2016 presidential election to remain silent about a 2006 affair between the two.
New details have been released via a 2011 interview conducted between Daniels and In Touch. The magazine has published excerpts from that interview and they are juicy. Daniels claims that the affair happened in 2006, which places the affair one year after the president married the now-First Lady Melania Trump.
Detailing one encounter between herself and the president, Daniels said Trump kept telling her “I’m gonna call you. I’m gonna call you. I have to see you again. You’re amazing. We have to get you on The Apprentice,” after the two had “textbook generic” sex. Daniels continues, “I actually don’t even know why I did it, but I do remember while we were having sex, I was like, ‘Please, don’t try to pay me.’”
While we enjoy thinking about the president having sex just as much as you do (read: not at all), the most cringeworthy part of this is yet to come. “He told me once that I was someone to be reckoned with, beautiful, smart, just like his daughter,” said Daniels, undoubtedly referring to Ivanka Trump. The loudest scream that never stops couldn’t keep that creepy statement from burrowing into your brain like a lecherous earwig.
It should come as no surprise, though. Trump has a history of making creepily sexualizing comments about his daughter. During a 2006 appearance on The View, Trump said, “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” Our president, everyone.
Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, said the president “vehemently denies” the sexual encounter with Daniels happened, but did not comment on the $130,000 hush payment. Speaking to the WSJ, a White House official would not comment on the payment either, but said the allegations about Daniels and Trump’s encounter were “old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election.”