Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt sat down for an exclusive interview with the president in the wake of Cohen pleading guilty to campaign-finance violations and other charges.
Cohen implicated the president in the crimes, stating Trump directed him to payoff the women — porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal — during the 2016 campaign.
In the interview, set to air in full Thursday morning, Earhardt asked Trump: “Did you know about the payments?” “Later on I knew,” Trump replied. “Later on.”
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) August 22, 2018
Trump on the hush money payments: “They didn’t come out of the campaign. They came from me.” (via Fox) pic.twitter.com/IlXm9R4b0M
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 22, 2018
There are so many blatant lies here, but the most glaring: Trump says he didn’t know about payments until after they happened. The audio tape literally proves the opposite – Trump knew about the payments before they happened. https://t.co/e790hbNRwb
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) August 22, 2018