Trump Had an Extramarital Affair with a Playboy Model and Tried to Pay Her Off: Report

Donald Trump conducted an extramarital affair with a former Playboy playmate while married to his current wife, according to a new report — and the National Enquirer helped him cover it up.

Karen McDougal, a former “Playmate of the Year,” documented the relationship in an eight-page note that one of her friends shared with the New Yorker‘s Ronan Farrow.

Trump and McDougal met in June 2006 at a party at the Playboy Mansion for his reality TV show “The Apprentice,” and the former model said he immediately took an interest in her.

“It was so obvious that a Playmate Promotions exec said, ‘Wow, he was all over you—I think you could be his next wife,’” McDougal said.

Trump had been married to his third wife for nearly two years at that point, and Melania had just given birth to their son.

McDougal claimed she and Trump had sex — and she said the future president offered him money afterward.

“I looked at him (+ felt sad) + said, ‘No thanks – I’m not ‘that girl.’ I slept w/you because I like you – NOT for money’ – He told me ‘you are special.’,” she wrote.

The Wall Street Journal reported just four days before the 2016 election that National Enquirer publisher American Media, Inc., paid $150,000 for the exclusive rights to McDougal’s story, which it never published.

AMI chairman David Pecker describes Trump a “personal friend,” and he’s been known to buy damaging stories about the president that he then sits on, which is called “catch and kill” in the tabloid industry.

Trump Organization attorney Michael Cohen claimed this week he “facilitated” a $130,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels shortly before the election to cover up Trump’s sexual relationship with her.

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