Donald Trump with former Playboy model Karen McDougal in a photo that she posted in 2015.
On August 5, 2016, McDougal settled to give the information about her affair with Trump to the National Enquirer tabloid exclusive rights over which could disclose any personal, romantic and physical relationship with Trump. The article states: "Trump, she said, always stayed in the same bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel and ordered the same meal-steak and mashed potatoes-and never drank". Reporter: And tonight in Florida, the president and first lady walked off air force one together.
The article noted that American Media head David Pecker has described Trump as a "personal friend".
The 1998 Playmate of the Year, McDougal was the runner-up to Pamela Anderson in the magazine's "Playmate of the '90s" contest.
However, a White House spokesperson in a statement to the magazine said that the president had denied having an affair with the model.
According to the New Yorker, the nine month relationship ended quietly, but years later - during the 2016 presidential campaign - McDougal sold her story.
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Melania Trump's absence was especially notable given her tendency to disappear from the president's side after reports of his past indiscretions surface.
Cohen has admitted paying her the money out of his own pocket, however.
She also described a legal agreement between the two, she said that she willingly signed the agreement but also claimed that she didn't completely understand, that was the reason for her silence.
In January 2017, McDougal had her breast implants removed, citing declining health that she believed to be connected to the implants.
As the story broke today, Donald Trump and Melania Trump were to travel to Florida. "But now I pray to live right, and make right with the wrongs that I have done", she told the New Yorker.
The alleged affair occurred not long after Trump married his third wife, Melania, who had recently given birth to their son Barron.
"Really the important ramifications of this story are the way in which it illustrates a system used by some of the most powerful men in this country, that includes leveraging tabloid media institutions to what employees of A.M.I. called "catch and kill" stories", Farrow told Morning Edition's Rachel Martin. She hopes that speaking out will convince others not to sign agreements like the one she signed. But their relationship also reportedly grew to the point that Trump would fly McDougal around the country to meet him, including to a place, and event, with which we are all now very familiar. She's quoted in the New Yorker piece saying: "Every girl who speaks is paving the way for another".