President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not know about a $130,000 payment made to the adult film actress Stormy Daniels for her silence, his first public acknowledgment of the scandal surrounding an alleged sexual affair that has plagued him for months.
“No,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One when questioned about his knowledge of the payment, which was made by his private attorney Michael Cohen in the month before the 2016 election. Asked why Cohen made the payment, Trump said: “You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney. You’ll have to ask Michael.”
Aboard Air Force One, President Trump told reporters that he did not know that his personal attorney paid adult-film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 days before the presidential election. Trump also said he doesn’t know where Cohen got the money.
— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) April 5, 2018
Trump may have known nothing about the payment to Stormy Daniels but David Dennison knew ALL about it!
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) April 5, 2018
First time Trump has addressed the Stormy Daniels controversy. Appears he’s planning to deny everything. Risky strategy, to say the least. https://t.co/pADr7kwwbV
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) April 5, 2018