While Melania Trump was home with infant Barron Trump in 2006, Donald Trump was reportedly running around acting like a fool, seeking adult film stars to stroke his fragile ego. Stephanie Clifford, also known by her stage name “Stormy Daniels,” reportedly got a $130,000 payment from Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen only weeks before the 2016 election. Clifford was planning to detail her relationship, including her 2006 sexual encounters with a married Donald Trump. She wasn’t the only adult film star with a story to tell about Trump’s behavior at a 2006 golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. Jessica Drake described her encounter, saying Trump offered her $10,000 for sex. From the Daily Beast:
“[Trump] flirted with me and invited me to walk along the golf course with him, which I did. During that time, he asked me for my phone number, which I gave to him. Later that evening, he invited me to his room. I said I didn’t feel right going alone, so two other women came with me,” said Drake in prepared remarks.
“When we entered the room, he grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission,” Drake continued. “He was wearing pajamas. A bodyguard was also present. He asked me about details on my job as an adult film star—about shooting porn, and he also asked us about our personal relationships and whether we were married or single. We answered his questions. It felt like an interview. About 30 or 45 minutes later, we left his room.”
She alleged that Trump later called her and asked, “’What do you want? How much?” and then offered her $10,000 for sex. “This is not acceptable behavior for anyone, much less a presidential candidate,” Drake said at the presser.
Jessica Drake is suddenly unable to discuss the encounter with Donald Trump because her publicist says she has now signed a nondisclosure agreement, meaning she too probably agreed to a hush-money settlement with Donald Trump. And really? He invited these women to his room and then opened the door wearing his pajamas?
Drake and Daniels are not the only ones who Trump reportedly sought to “party” with in his hotel room. A third adult film star actress is now telling her story, saying Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump himself repeatedly called her to try and convince her to come to his room for a private party. To be clear, Donald Trump does not drink alcohol. Listen to Alana Evans on the Today show as she describes Daniels and Trump pressuring her to come to his hotel room:
Ã¢ÂÂCome hang out with us. Come have fun. LetÃ¢ÂÂs partyÃ¢ÂÂ- Alana Evans, friend of former adult-film star Stormy Daniels, says Stormy confided in her about a sexual encounter she had with President Trump in 2006. #MegynTODAY pic.twitter.com/KKERSDoy4f
Ã¢ÂÂ Megyn Kelly TODAY (@MegynTODAY) January 16, 2018
Evans also described her follow-up call to Stormy Daniels the next day. You can see this portion of the interview here, but the partial transcript is below. Evans says she called Daniels the next day to apologize for blowing them off and to see how the night went for Daniels. Sorry to do this to you, but here are the details:
I called because I disappeared on her the night before and I felt bad, of course. So I called and apologized for disappearing because it wasn’t like I called and told them I wasn’t coming, I literally just turned off my phone. And asked how it went and…..(giggles)….I’m sorry but the visual that I get has stuck with me this entire time. I’m glad that you guys are going to have to deal with it too. But, having her tell me the next day that when I asked, “How did it go?” and she says, “Well, picture this Donald Trump chasing me around the bedroom in his tighty whities isn’t something that you ever forget.”
Regarding the tighty whities, I regret to inform that this can be confirmed:
Ã¢ÂÂ Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) June 23, 2017
Megyn Kelly also spoke with Jacob Weisberg, editor in chief of the Slate Group, and he confirmed that Stormy Daniels had multiple conversations with him about her sexual encounters with the recently married Donald Trump in 2006 and that Daniels suddenly pulled the plug on the story just before it was published, having gotten paid by Trump’s attorney to keep quiet.
Ã¢ÂÂWe have had a conversation with @JacobWe and he tells us he had multiple conversations with Stormy Daniels & that Stormy told him, on the record, that she did have an affair with Donald Trump.Ã¢ÂÂ #MegynTODAY pic.twitter.com/4aA0po0vJu
Ã¢ÂÂ Megyn Kelly TODAY (@MegynTODAY) January 16, 2018
Bottom line: nondisclosure agreements and hush money be damned, it seems pretty clear that Donald Trump was running around cheating on his new wife while she was home with their new baby. It’s further evidence of his decayed or nonexistent morality, along with the evangelicals and so-called “family values” Republicans that continue to stand by this cad.
The question now is, how did Donald Trump pay these women? Where did the funds come from? He’s notoriously cheap and these payouts happened in the closing weeks of the 2016 campaign. If campaign funds or Trump Foundation money were used to pay these women, could that be a legal problem for Trump? After all, former Sen. John Edwards was indicted and faced six felony counts for using secret campaign funds to cover up his extramarital affair.
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