This blew Trump’s operation wide open!
The Wall Street Journal reported that the National Enquirer, a known supporter of Trump, agreed to pay an ex-Playboy model $150,000 in exchange for her story about Trump’s affair with her approx. 10 years ago. However, the never published the story.
From The Wall Street Journal:
The tabloid-newspaper publisher reached an agreement in early August with Karen McDougal, the 1998 Playmate of the Year. American Media Inc., which owns the Enquirer, hasn’t published anything about what she has told friends was a consensual romantic relationship she had with Mr. Trump in 2006. At the time, Mr. Trump was married to his current wife, Melania. Quashing stories that way is known in the tabloid world as ‘catch and kill.’ In a written statement, the company said it wasn’t buying Ms. McDougal’s story for $150,000, but rather two years’ worth of her fitness columns and magazine covers as well as exclusive life rights to any relationship she has had with a then-married man. ‘AMI has not paid people to kill damaging stories about Mr. Trump,’ the statement said. Mr. Trump and American Media Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David J. Pecker are longtime friends. Since last year, the Enquirer has supported Mr. Trump’s presidential bid, endorsing him and publishing negative articles about some of his opponents.
First off, this is surprising coming from WSJ considering they’re a right-leaning source. Second, Trump supporters will continue to blindly follow Trump no matter what info is out there.
What are your thoughts? Should Trump be nailed for this disgusting betrayal on Melania?
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