Ex-Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal claims she had 9-month affair with Trump - and deal to keep quiet

Thom Geier

Donald Trump had a nine-month affair with former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal in 2006 — two years into his marriage to Melania Trump — and built up an elaborate system to keep his infidelities out of the press, Ronan Farrow wrote in a blockbuster New Yorker article published early Friday.

McDougal confirmed a Wall Street Journal report from shortly before the 2016 election that she was paid $150,000 by National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc, for the account of any account of any affair she had with a “then-married man.”

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That “then-married man” was Donald Trump, then a real estate mogul and star of NBC’s “The Apprentice.”

She wrote in an eight-page hand-written note obtained by the New Yorker that she met him at the Playboy Mansion and that he offered her money after the first time they had sex.

A White House spokesperson denied the affair in a statement to the New Yorker: “This is an old story that is just more fake news. The President says he never had a relationship with McDougal.”

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