Stormy Daniels goes on sick tirade against Melania Trump, claims she’s been with more attractive celebs than Donald Trump
Adult entertainer, Stormy Daniels took a jab at former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on TalkTV show Piers Morgan Uncensored. In an emotional interview with host Piers Morgan, she stated that she wished she had never met Trump and that the scandal resulted in a lot of personal anguish and “lost time” with her daughter.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, allegedly had an affair with Trump back in 2006 at a charity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. Trump was married to Melania at the time.
When Daniels agreed to an interview with InTouch magazine to reveal the affair to the public, she started receiving repeated threats. She claims that she was approached by an unknown man asking her to “leave Trump alone,” while making a menacing comment aimed at her daughter.
“That’s a beautiful little girl,” the man said, “It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.”
Days before the 2016 presidential election, Daniels spoke up about the affair again, after which she was reportedly paid $130,000 in hush money by Trump’s then-lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Although Trump denies the affair and the hush-money payment, Cohen claims that both events happened. Cohen was even imprisoned in August 2018 after pleading guilty to making said payment and being involved in other financial crimes.
Daniels’s alleged encounter with the unknown man isn’t the only threat she claims to have received since her supposed fling with the former president. In the interview, she said that “one in ten” of the messages she receives are malevolent and “would always be from an account somebody created just to do that with no followers, hidden.”
“Now it's different, the tone is different,” she continued, “They are way more specific and graphic. They seem to be more serious in a way…. It makes you become paranoid.”
Daniels claimed she only took the money because she feared for her and her family’s safety, saying she felt “legally and physically threatened to stay silent.”
Trump, on the other hand, seemed to express no empathy, and Daniels thought that “He didn't seem worried about it. He was kind of arrogant.”
She also added, “That's the one thing that was taken from me that can never be given back. That was time lost with my daughter…. She didn't ask for this…. I stayed away a lot to protect her, and it worked.”
Back in the Spotlight
Daniels has once found herself in mainstream media headlines following Trump’s arrest last Tuesday over falsifying business records, which included the hush-money payments to both Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal.
While payment in exchange for a non-disclosure agreement is not illegal, misclassifying them as business expenses is very much against the law.
Daniels mentioned Melania in the interview, pointing out that she found it strange that the former first lady was absent from Trump’s post-arraignment speech last week, and expressed sympathy toward her.
“If she's in sort of a situation, that is how it appears, then yeah, I feel bad for her. She's a mother. I would assume that just like me as a mother her main priority is her child. The other side of that — we don't know what is in their private life,” Daniels commented, adding a personal message to Melania saying, “Call me if you need me to testify at your divorce proceedings.”
Fame and Fortune
When accused of publicizing the affair in order to get her “15 minutes of fame,” Daniels responded, that her goal is not to bring down Trump’s plan to return to the White House because "He's going to do that on his own.”
However, she mentioned, “I don't think that his crimes against me are worthy of incarceration.”
One of the highlights of the interview was a personal diss against the former president: “If I was just trying to get attention… I've had sex with some way hotter people that are famous. I would have told one of those stories.” In another insult, she mentioned that “There's no way he could be scarier with his clothes on.”
Profit is also not her goal, she claims. Daniels confessed she only “took the money because [she] didn't want anybody to know.” At the same time, she said she would be willing to testify if Trump’s case goes to trial.
“I have nothing to hide. I'm the only one that has been telling the truth,” she said.
According to legal experts, if a trial happens, it might not happen for at least a year. What happens next will be determined at the next hearing, which is scheduled for December 4.