Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels, a former adult film star who alleges that she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006, suggested on Monday that Trump has avoided publicly commenting on her assertions because he knows she isn’t lying.
Avenatti told Gayle King, the anchor of ‘CBS This Morning,’ “Isn’t it interesting, Gayle, that we have a president that will tweet about the most mundane matters, but he won’t tweet about my client, the affair, the agreement or the $130,000 payment.”
“You know why he won’t tweet about it? Because it’s true. It’s 100 percent true,” Avenatti further said.
The New York Times notes that the president has remained silent on the matter, and, to the surprise of many, has made no direct social media comments regarding Daniels’ interview on CBS News’ ‘60 Minutes,’ which aired Sunday night.
Though he did say in a Monday morning tweet, “So much Fake News. Never been more voluminous or more inaccurate. But through it all, our country is doing great!” it’s not really clear what, if anything, he was specifically talking about.
In her recent interview, Daniels shared details about her alleged affair with Trump and the $130,000 she reportedly received from his attorney, Michael Cohen, just prior to the 2016 election.
She also mentioned that in 2011 she was threatened.
“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,’” Daniels recalled.