Donald Trump responds to the news of paying porn star to stay silent

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Donald Trump responds to the news of paying porn star to stay silent

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump seems to be in severe trouble nowadays facing severe criticism both at home and abroad.

After denying the vulgar remarks about Haiti and African countries, Trump has now denied an affair with porn star amid claims she was paid $1,30,000 to stay silent.

The lawyer of US President Donald Trump has denied that the president had an affair with an adult film star 12 years ago. However, the lawyer did not address a specific allegation that Trump paid the porn star a sum of $130,000 to keep her hushed and prevent her from talking about the alleged sexual encounter.

According to The Wall Street Journal <link> report, long-time Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen oversaw the payment to Stephanie Clifford in October of 2016 in the final days of the 2016 presidential election. Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney.

In a statement emailed to the Independent <link>, an attorney for Mr Cohen denounced the story as a “Complete and utter lie”.

“This is recycled old fake news that has no validity whatsoever and everyone named, including Mr Cohen vehemently denies this. It is fake news like this that has people questioning what is real and what is fake,"attorney David Schwartz said to Independent in an email.

White House too wasn't far behind when it came to rubbishing the report and blasted in a statement to The Guardian <link> .

Old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election.

Cohen did not address the payment claim in the statement to The Wall Street Journal. Apart from that, he also denied the allegation that Trump and Stephanie Clifford, who performs under the name Stormy Daniels, had a sexual encounter in 2006, the year after Trump married Melania.

THE CLAIM, TRUMP AND MS CLIFFORD

An attorney whom the WSJ said had represented Ms Clifford declined to comment.

WSJ also published a comment purported to be from "Stormy Daniels", a stage name used by Ms Clifford, denying sexual contact with Mr Trump.

Rumours that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false.

- Stephanie Clifford

The attorney for Clifford was not quick to respond to the question but lawyer sent a full copy to BuzzFeed <link> of Clifford’s statement denying the affair dated January 10. Statement provided by the lawyer of Stormy Daniels.

In the final and turbulent days of the US presidential race, Ms Clifford had reportedly discussed disclosing an alleged affair with Donald Trump with TV show - Good Morning America.

A Trump campaign spokesperson denied that the two had a sexual encounter, which was described to the WSJ as consensual, and Clifford never appeared on the programme.