On Friday, The New Yorker published a bombshell story that accuses President Donald Trump of having an extramarital affair with former Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal. The story details how Trump met Dougal at a party for “The Apprentice,” held at Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion in 2006.
According to the story, McDougal later wrote out the details in a handwritten document, a document that McDougal’s friend gave to The New Yorker. McDougal reportedly confirmed the document’s authenticity.
The document states that Trump “immediately took a liking to me, kept talking to me - telling me how beautiful I was, etc. It was so obvious that a Playmate Promotions exec said, ‘Wow, he was all over you - I think you could be his next wife.’ ”
McDougal described the alleged relationship as a consensual affair.
“I was so nervous! I was into his intelligence + charm. Such a polite man,” the ex-playmate wrote. “We talked for a couple hours — then, it was ‘ON’! We got naked + had sex.”
McDougal also said that Trump offered her money after their first time having sex.
“I looked at him (+ felt sad) + said, ‘No thanks — I’m not ‘that girl.’ I slept w/you because I like you — NOT for money’ — He told me ‘you are special,’” she wrote, according to the New Yorker.
The two went on to sleep together often, allegedly. The story even claims that Trump introduced McDougal to some of his family members. The alleged affair began just months after Melania gave birth to Barron.
Just four days before the 2016 election, the Wall Street Journal reported that the publisher of the National Enquirer paid $150K for exclusive rights to McDougal’s story on Trump. They never ran that story and the New Yorker hints that this is because the publication’s C.E.O. and chairman calls Trump “a personal friend.”
Just this week, Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s longtime lawyer, revealed that he allegedly paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to adult film star “Stormy Daniels,” who has also been accused of having an affair with Trump. In a detailed explanation, he claimed he made the payment in 2016. Cohen claims he was never reimbursed, according to The New York Times. Trump has denied that affair.
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