White House disparages Stormy Daniels' story of Trump affair

WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - The White House on Monday cast aspersions on adult-film star Stormy Daniels over a much-watched TV interview in which she said she was threatened with violence to keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006.

The Sunday interview drew the biggest audience in years for the news program "60 Minutes," said broadcaster CBS.

White House spokesman Raj Shah said at the daily White House briefing, "The president doesn't believe any of the claims Ms. Daniels made in the interview last night were accurate."

What Stormy Daniels has said of her alleged affair with Trump:

The number of Americans watching the show more than doubled to 21.3 million, the network said, scoring an 111 percent increase over last week's show and the program's biggest audience since a Nov. 16, 2008 post-election interview with Barack and Michelle Obama.

Shah, asked if Trump believed Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was threatened, said, "No, he does not."

"There's nothing to corroborate her claim," the spokesman said.

He said Trump had "consistently denied these allegations" of a sexual relationship with Daniels.

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(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Makini Brice; Writing by Jonathan Oatis Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh)