7 Shocking Revelations From the Stormy Daniels '60 Minutes' Interview
Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with President Donald Trump, sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes Sunday night for her first televised interview, and it was very revealing.
The 39-year-old claims to have has sex with the former reality TV star in July 2006 after the two met at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. Trump was married to wife Melania Trump and she had just had given birth to his fifth child, Barron Trump.
Daniels (AKA Stephanie Clifford) first came to light after a report claimed she was paid $130,000 by Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, in a hush-money arrangement before the 2016 presidential election.
Now, Daniels is suing, asking that the alleged nondisclosure agreement be nullified because Trump never signed it. That also would mean that she can speak freely about the affair without legal and financial consequences.
The White House has repeatedly denied the affair took place and Trump is counter-suing Daniels for $20 million in damages and breach of contract.
Here are the 7 revelations from Daniels interview with Cooper, in order from least to most shocking:
7. Trump Asked Her to Be on 'Celebrity Apprentice'
He supposedly asked her if she wanted to be part of his NBC reality show during their time together. Daniels claims he said, "'Got an idea, honey bunch. Would you ever consider going on and being a contestant?'"
"I laughed and said 'NBC’s never gonna let, you know, an adult-film star be on," she said. "'No, no,' he goes. 'That’s why I want you. You’re gonna shock a lot of people. You’re smart and they won’t know what to expect.'"
6. The Reason She Signed the NDA
When Donald Trump won the Republican nomination, Daniels says she started getting calls again with offers to tell her story. And she got one offer not to tell her story. Mr. Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen agreed to pay $130K in exchange for signing a non-disclosure agreement. pic.twitter.com/HB98pik8bj
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) March 25, 2018
"The story was coming out again. I was concerned for my family and their safety," she said.
Cooper pressed her on why people should believe her. "I think the fact that I didn’t even negotiate, I just quickly said yes to this very, you know, strict contract," she said. "And for what most people will agree with me is an extremely low number. It’s all the proof I need."
5. Why Talk Now?
"People are just saying whatever they wanted to say about me," she told Cooper. "I was perfectly fine saying nothing at all, but I’m not okay with being made out to be a liar, or people thinking that I did this for money and people are like, 'Oh, you’re an opportunist. You’re taking advantage of this.'"
4. She Spanked Trump
Daniels confessed to spanking Trump with a magazine with his name on it. She explained, "He turned around and pulled his pants down a little—you know had underwear on and stuff and I just gave him a couple swats."
3. They Had Unprotected Sex
Daniels admitted the President didn't wear a condom and told her not to worry about his wife. She said, "He brushed it aside, said, 'Oh yeah, yeah, you know, don’t worry about that. We don’t even, we have separate rooms and stuff.'"
2. She Possibly Has Evidence of the Affair
Cooper asked if Daniels had any physical evidence of their relationship including any sort of text messages, emails, videos or photos from or pertaining to Trump. Daniels said, "My attorney has recommended that I don’t discuss those things."
1. She and Her Daughter Were Threatened
She admitted, "I was in a parking lot, going to a fitness class with my infant daughter. Taking, you know, the seats facing backward in the backseat, diaper bag, you know, gettin’ all the stuff out ... and a guy walked up on me and said to me, ‘Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.’ And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.’ And then he was gone."
Not long after the magazine story was killed, Stormy Daniels says she was threatened by a man who approached her in Las Vegas. “A guy walked up on me and said to me, ‘leave Trump alone. Forget the story.’” pic.twitter.com/JMskKQiYCi
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) March 25, 2018
Trump responded to the interview in a vague tweet on Monday morning:
So much Fake News. Never been more voluminous or more inaccurate. But through it all, our country is doing great!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2018