President Donald Trump broke his long self-imposed silence on the controversy surrounding his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, in a gaggle on Air Force One.
.@potus breaks his silence on Stormy Daniels on the flight from West Virginia to DC- spoke to reporters on AF1 pic.twitter.com/VJ9CVM0P1E
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) April 5, 2018
Trump claimed he did not know his personal lawyer Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 in order to bind her to a non-disclosure agreement, which barred her from speaking about the affair in the future. The president also claimed that he did not authorize the payment to Daniels.
“You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney. You’ll have to ask Michael,” Trump said of the payment.
Cohen paid Daniels days before the 2016 presidential election on October 28, 2016. The NDA and the payment later was revealed by The Wall Street Journal in January 2018.
Daniels later granted an interview to CBS’s “60 minutes” in which she described the affair in vivid detail.
STORMY INTERVIEW DROPS NO BOMBSHELLS? Former adult film star Stormy Daniels broke her silence on alleged affair with now President Trump on ’60 Minutes’ last night — the co-hosts discuss the long-awaited interview. pic.twitter.com/pAwNUM78IP
— The View (@TheView) April 1, 2018