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Melania “Furious” With Donald About Porn Star Payoff

Melania Trump is furious with President Trump about a report in the Wall Street Journal that his attorney arranged for a $130,000 payoff just before Election Day 2016 to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet about an alleged affair, according to the New York Times.

From the Times report:

Over the past week, Melania Trump, a notoriously private first lady, made three very public decisions: She canceled a trip abroad with the president, made an impromptu visit to the Holocaust Memorial Museum and flew to Mar-a-Lago, where she spent part of her short trip relaxing at the spa . . .

Aides to Mrs. Trump say that she is focusing on her role and her family. But her relative silence and independent travel in recent weeks is set against a salacious backdrop: A Wall Street Journal report that the porn star Stormy Daniels was paid $130,000 just before the 2016 election to keep quiet about an affair she had had a decade earlier with Mr. Trump — when the Trumps were newlyweds, and while Mrs. Trump was pregnant with their son, Barron.

Mrs. Trump and the president have had a tumultuous relationship at times over the years, but few episodes have roiled the peace as much as the news surrounding Ms. Daniels. The reports of a payoff blindsided the first lady, who was furious with her husband, according to two people close to the couple. She has kept a low profile since.

The White House told the Times Melania would be at the State of the Union Tuesday night. But Mrs. Trump’s spokewoman seemed to indicate that there at least had been some question about it, saying “that is the plan.”

On Tuesday, Mrs. Trump is expected to resurface. The White House said that she would attend Mr. Trump’s State of the Union address, typically the most high-profile appearance of the year for first ladies. The East Wing, which has vacillated between being forceful or unresponsive in recent weeks, gave a tentative confirmation on Monday: “That is the plan,” her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said in an email. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said that Mrs. Trump would attend, but that Barron would not.

The uncertainty over Mrs. Trump’s appearance was in contrast to her willingness to show up and support Mr. Trump in the past. He has long been able to rely on his wife to step in to rationalize his behavior, dismiss his accusers or hit back against naysayers.

23 Responses to Melania “Furious” With Donald About Porn Star Payoff

  1. Way to go, Kurt.
    Maggie Haberman?
    Maggie ‘Effing Haberman? The most out-front Trump hater to ever lift a pencil?
    That’s who wrote this bullshit?
    Man.
    You need to readjust your newsman spectacles before you expect anyone to buy this crapola.

    And what a freakin’ coincidence… the day before his first SOTU.

    What bullshit.

  2. $130K just before the 2016 election? My first thought – she should have chosen a better agent. A story like that should have been worth a million, at least.
    Yes, wives get angry with hubbies for a lot of things and this is a doozy.
    Why is this news? Will MrsTrump refuse to vote for his upcoming agenda?
    Even if she doesn’t show up for the SOTU, so what does that mean to America, if anything?
    IMO, leave it alone.

  3. Networks likes CNN have been playing this up pretty strong. Almost the lead story. They also imply this could be big trouble for President Trump if he used campaign funds.

  4. The only good thing about the New York Times is that since President Trump started his campaign running for POTUS, it has given the Times something to write about other than attacking Israel and the Jews… who cares what garbage they put out.

  5. OT: remember the reports of MrTrump being ‘booed” in Davos?
    Now, the German authorities admit the company televising the event “enhanced” the sound to make it sound like a lot more were booing.
    They twisted the story, Lied! Faked!

  6. I’m not buying this. Since this has been a common trend the last few months, I find it hard it’s posted on here. Could be a dimm that started this.

  7. Keith, Keith, Keith, really? I love your articles, but I don’t need to read crap like this. Quoting the NYT just causes more of their TDS dribble to reach people who want nothing to do with it, like me.

  8. Super blue blood lunar eclipse, State of the Union address, a mind-controlled female blow-up doll: Melania transcends it all in her feminine wisdom that knows its place.

  9. Now reports are the girl says she didn’t. The reports & testimonials have been through friends. Really I think Melania can hold her own. This was 12 years ago not last month. Big deal who cares it’s lib bs before the election I said I don’t screwed a 100 woman. I want someone to fix this country and he is. Great sotu