The more stories that come out around Donald Trump’s sordid past, the more reprehensible the current president looks. After details of Trump’s alleged affairs with adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal went public, the last thing he needed was to look scummier than he already did, but somehow, he has managed to do so.
Trump’s ex-doorman, Dino Sajudin, alleged on Thursday that he had sold his exclusive rights to yet another Trump sex scandal to the National Enquirer, who then suppressed the story.
The Trump Tower doorman tells me his story about Trump's out- of-wedlock child is for real… "It had to come out". Read here. https://t.co/aIg5ktLqah
— Carol Leonnig (@CarolLeonnig) April 12, 2018
According to AP News:
‘The Associated Press confirmed the details of the Enquirer’s payment through a review of a confidential contract and interviews with dozens of current and former employees of the Enquirer and its parent company, American Media Inc. Sajudin got $30,000 in exchange for signing over the rights, “in perpetuity,” to a rumor he’d heard about Trump’s sex life — that the president had fathered a child with an employee at Trump World Tower, a skyscraper he owns near the United Nations. The contract subjected Sajudin to a $1 million penalty if he disclosed either the rumor or the terms of the deal to anyone.’
Later on Thursday, Sajudin released a statement, confirming that the alleged secret baby mama worked as a housekeeper at one of Trump’s properties.
‘I was instructed not to criticize President Trump’s former housekeeper due to a prior relationship she had with President Trump which produced a child.’
NEW: Trump doorman Dino Sajudin releases statement: "I was instructed not to criticize President Trump's former housekeeper due to a prior relationship she had with President Trump which produced a child.” (via @soniamoghe) pic.twitter.com/DYipY5DaY2
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) April 12, 2018
If Sajudin’s story is verified, it would not be the first time Trump has been embroiled in a paternity scandal. He is very publicly known for the affair he had while married to his first wife, Ivana Trump, with Marla Maples, the mother of his daughter, Tiffany. The times and dates provided by Sajudin would indicate that the child to which he is referring would be older than Tiffany (born 1993) but younger than Ivana (born 1981).
These folks swore up and down that Obama had a love child (when they weren’t calling him gay!), but now that it’s being reported that a doorman was paid off NOT to disclose bf the election his allegation that Trump had a love child, the collection response is: *SHRUGS*
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) April 12, 2018
The original reporter of the story in The New Yorker, Ronan Farrow, says that several pieces of Sajudin’s story have been verified.
‘Six current and former A.M.I. employees, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they feared legal retaliation by the company, said that Sajudin had told A.M.I. the names of the alleged mistress and child. Reporters at A.M.I. had spent weeks investigating the allegations, and Sajudin had passed a lie-detector test, during which he testified that high-level Trump employees, including Trump’s head of security, Matthew Calamari, had told him the story.’
In late 2015, the parent company of the National Enquirer, AMI—whose CEO, David Pecker, is a close ally of Trump’s—paid a former Trump Tower doorman $30,000 for the rights to a shaky claim, then added what sources said was an unusual $1,000,000 penalty if he ever disclosed it. pic.twitter.com/vimJuFQQn6
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) April 12, 2018
If Sajudin’s story checks out, it means that Trump has yet another child, one that he does not even acknowledge publicly. For anyone who may have believed they already knew the worst about the man who currently serves as our president, it turns out he can top even that.
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