Karen McDougal: Donald Trump tried to pay me after we had sex the first time

Karen McDougal

Here’s one explanation for Donald Trump’s sudden firing of H.R. McMaster: he wanted to distract from CNN’s exclusive interview with Karen McDougal, the former Playmate who had a 10-month relationship/affair with Trump back in 2006-07. Ronan Farrow interviewed McDougal for an interesting New Yorker piece about Trump’s connection with the National Enquirer, and how the Enquirer would spend money on exclusive rights to damaging stories and then simply not print the stories (the practice is called “catch and kill”). The Enquirer did that with McDougal’s story. And now she’s telling her story exclusively to Anderson Cooper. Guess what? Trump tried to PAY her after they had sex. Oh God.

Shortly after former Playboy model Karen McDougal filed a lawsuit to be able to speak out about her alleged affair with now-president Donald Trump, she sat down with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday to discuss the relationship — and revealed that Trump tried to pay her the first time they had sex.

“After we had been intimate, he tried to pay me, and I actually didn’t know how to take that,” McDougal told Cooper. When asked whether Trump actually tried to hand her money, she replied, “He did,” and continued, “I don’t even know how to describe the look on my face. It must have been so sad.” The former Playmate told Cooper it “hurt” that he saw her in that light.

McDougal claims that she turned down the money and told Trump, “That’s not me. I’m not that kind of girl.” She told Cooper, “And he said, ‘Oh,’ and he said, ‘You’re really special.’” The affair, which allegedly started in 2006, then continued for nine months.

The interview was McDougal’s first since she filed her lawsuit against American Media Inc., the parent company of National Enquirer. In her lawsuit, McDougal alleges she was paid $150,000 in 2016 by the company to not discuss her alleged affair with Trump (who is friends with the chief executive of AMI). She also alleges she was warned by AMI not to speak out after a recent bombshell report by The New Yorker detailed the affair. McDougal also tearfully apologized to Trump’s wife Melania, whom she once met an an event for the Apprentice, for the affair. “What can you say except I’m sorry?” McDougal told Cooper. “I’m sorry. I wouldn’t want it done to me.”

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I’m including a clip of the interview below – McDougal talks about how, in her mind, they were really in a relationship and he often told her that he loved her. He only understood that she was “really special” after she was like “dude I’m not a hooker.” Maybe he had just gotten used to paying for it at that point. In any case, congrats to all of the Evangelical voters out there. I’m so glad this man is your guy, you f–king asinine hypocrites and misogynists.

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  1. Jenns says:

    I honestly don’t think Trump cares about these kinds of stories. He’ll blame the “fake news” media and then that’s it.

    I think Trump fired H.R. McMaster because he thought he was behind the leak of DO NOT CONGRATULATE.

    • LetItGoo_ says:

      I think Trump is absolutely ok with this. He probably sanctioned her talking. Remember, Stormy was center stage and she was discussing what a sad joke he was in bed, inferring barrassing things about his prowess and revealing she had no idea why she even did the do because he’s gross.

      TrumptyDumpty, had to be infuriated and shaking in his shoes that Stormy would address what he fears more than anything, i.e. someone exposing the size of his reported ‘button,’ d*

      So enter this McDougal woman, who’s bizarrely and psychotically trying to present some type of 50 shades Trump ‘romance,’ talking about ‘love,’ this and love that. Come. On. She’s being paid.

      It’s clear to me she’s there to oppose Stormy ‘s version that he’s a gross swine.

      • Darla says:

        Welp, I hadn’t considered this.

      • Amanduh says:

        Good theory…something seems very disingenuous about her when she speaks…

      • Tuppence says:

        That’s crazy. This hurts him WAY more with his Base.

        Stormy is easy to discredit – a porn star trying to get money and attention. (I think she’s actually really cool and quite smart). Enormous implants, bottle blonde. Really playing up the notion of it being a fling because why not.

        This woman is girl next door pretty. Playboy model, sure, but a pretty girl posing nude isn’t exactly scandalous. Says this was a love affair. She was hurt when it ended. Much, much harder for the Jesus freaks and etc in Trump’s base to ignore and discredit her.

        This will be more damaging to him, even if Stormy has incriminating photos. They’ll call them fake. This woman – it’s just hard to say she’s lying about this.

      • Darla says:

        Stormy’s lawyer appears to be implying on twitter that they have a dvd. I guess we will find out on Sunday night.

      • Pix says:

        @LetItGoo – Thank you! I was trying to explain this to my husband last night. McDougal’s interview was practically gushing. She managed to undermine all of the accusations against Trump (made by other women) and at the same time painted a somewhat believable picture of him as a person capable of emotions. She looked classy, spoke well, and even said she voted for him and that “he was her president.” This woman was definitely allowed to speak to counter the Stormy Daniels interview.

      • Louisa says:

        Agreed. I imagine Trump is loving this! And come on, you know the male deplorables think even more highly of him now while the female ones will just be tutting “boys will be boys” with a smile on their face.
        This woman does not hurt of damage him in any way and I’d be surprised if Trump and his people were not behind this.

      • NightOwl says:

        I had not even considered this! It makes so much sense.

      • NameChange says:

        I watched the interview and she was definitely gushing. I mentioned it to my husband as well. She’s been paid. He doesn’t care about Melania’s feelings; it’s all about his ego and Stormy sh*t all over his self-proclaimed prowess.

      • Lilly says:

        Thanks for bringing that perspective.

      • imqrious2 says:

        This is VERY interesting! I *was* getting a vibe from her during the interview, esp. at the end, when she said she’s all “born again”, and wanted to cleanse herself of this.

        It gets curiouser and curiouser! 😄

      • magnoliarose says:

        Absolutely. They won’t sue her, cut her a check and don’t forget the part where she tried to give him an alibi for when Stormy said their affair started. That’s her deal. He was with me the whole time your honor!
        Now she is a super Christian and repentant AND Republican.
        Bitch please.
        My sister and I were heckling and cracking ourselves up watching this nonsense. We both know too much about 45 to make this shizz even half way believable.
        She said he tried to pay her and sweet Christian girl was taken aback and shocked! She referenced family over and over. She’s the archetypical “hooker with a heart of gold” tripe. This is textbook coaching PR 101.
        Oh, and his gushing about Ivanka was just a proud father and they were IN LOVE you see.
        I can’t. I really just can’t.

    • Lala says:

      Yes…H.R. did do that LAST magnificent leak…he did it because he KNEW he was on his way out…I think H.R. has been behind MOST OF THE LEAKS!

    • TwoPac says:

      As odd as it sounds, my ONE conservative friend says that while trump is a joke, she has been thrilled to have her “Christian” values supported, i.e, less rights for evil LGBTQ, more anti-choice re women’s reproductive rights…So get this. She just found out HER husband has been seeing hookers and having sexual hookups. But she FORGIVES him despite the heinous stress – because, well, her husband JUST WANTS TO START A FAMILY and she’s been having a tough time w infertility issues. UGH. Here were go. What does the “president’s” behavior say to the undedicated people of America? “boys will be boys”. Set your clocks back 300 years folks.

      • Milla says:

        Wow… So those women don’t even think that they might catch vd, which can cause infertility…. Oh I’m sorry, i must be overthinking.

      • imqrious2 says:

        Mila, you’re not OVER thinking… you’re just thinking! LIKE A RATIONAL HUMAN BEING! Zealots are not rational by definition.

    • Lavin says:

      Anderson Cooper ran the interview again last night , NO WAY Trump wanted Karen to talk and according to word in the White House Trump did not want this out there , he according to WH sources hired Bolton suddenly in Twitter to get this interview off the pages. People inside say he did not want this out at all.

      Republicans and their base are total HYPOCRITES. If this were a Democratic President and his lawyers paying off Porn Star and Karen McDougal just as he won the Nomination, they Republicans would ALREADY BE HOLDING IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS.

      I Hate the Hypocrisy of the Republicans , their base and the right wing media if this were a Democratic President there would be impeachment hearings, based on conflicts in campaign finance.
      I hope Mueller asks Trump about the affair w Stormy concerning payments to squelch an affair because if Trump lies that is cause for impeachment
      Trump has already done so many things for which Impeachment hearings would have been in full force by now if it were a democrat. Watching The hypocrisy is sickening.

    • jwoolman says:

      More likely Trump himself was the leaker about that – bragging to his friends he calls at night that he was told not to congratulate Putin, but he did it anyway.

      What a maroon.

  2. littlemissnaughty says:

    There is a lot to unpack here and I don’t want to unpack any of it. There’s a documentary on Netflix “Life After P0rn” (I think) and it’s fascinating. A Playmate is not the same as an adult film actress but the way society views women who go into any sex or sex-adjacent industry is … I don’t even know a word for it. Doesn’t surprise me that he tried to pay her. Disgusting man.

    Superficial moment: Her eyes are f*cking gorgeous.

    • Esmom says:

      I agree on not wanting to unpack all the sh^t that this reveals. Too many other things to worry about with Bigly.

      On the superficial note, she reminds me of Courteney Cox.

  3. Darla says:

    She’s beautiful. And she slept with that thing.

    Honestly, sex worker is the only sane answer.

    • aang says:

      That was my take. WHY? would a woman like that, or any woman really, sleep with trump if it wasn’t for money? Looks like trump had the question. Deep down he knows how gross he is.

    • otaku fairy says:

      That was my immediate thought too. How do you catch feelings for Donald Trump? It’s a little sad (and funny at the same time) that she’s a lot less concerned about what that says about her than she is about being ‘Not That Kind of Girl’. And she voted for him too? That doesn’t paint a good picture.

      • imqrious2 says:

        “Not that kind of girl”, but has sleeps with a man that she KNOWS is married with kids. She may not take money in cash, but she was willing to take gifts and an apartment (said *she* broke up with him before she got the deed, sure Jan!), AND continues for months after he says she reminds him of his daughter, and she’s “ok with that” *shudder*

  4. Mira says:

    His supporters won’t care about this, because “BILL CLINTON bla bla bla”. Those idiots (pardon the term, but really, what would you call them?) will find an excuse for their leader’s vile behaviour no matter what.

    • Elkie says:

      And all everyone else can do is remind every porn-again alt-Christian that they’ve sold their moral high ground to a Devil in real estate developer’s clothing and they’re never, ever getting it back.

      Or out-vote them in every election.

      • imqrious2 says:

        Elkie, If your “porn-again” isn’t deliberate, it’s a PERFECT Freudian slip!
        I’m. DYING!🤣😂

    • Megan says:

      The Atlantic has an interesting analysis of how the evangelical movement reached its current state of hypocrisy.


    • Lavin says:

      But here’s the thing , the GOP went full force on Impeachment hearings when Bill lied about affair, had affair, etc. But it’s crickets from the GOP now. I’m so sick of the hypocrisy of the GOP and their base.
      Whatever woman Trump allegedly pays off or how many affairs he has seems just fine with the GOP.
      Imagine if this were a Democrat….the media would use it as a battering ram for decades, but when Trump does it.., GOP just goes quiet.

  5. Leo says:

    She seems sincere and heartfelt, but there is nothing in this that makes her look sympathetic or even bright. Is she getting a ton of money for this? If she isn’t, this interview makes no sense.

    • Chaine says:

      IKR? Stormy seems pretty savvy, but this lady is that the sharpest tack in the box by far. I mean, he is supposedly a billionaire, yet she paid for all of her own travel to fly all over the country to see him for these surreptitious trysts. And she seems so confused at how he could have had sex with Stormy at the same golf event he was at with her. Girl, all of you are interchangeable and replaceable to that man. He probably doesn’t even remember your name.

      • aang says:

        Speaking of Stormy, she apparently ran for some public office in Louisiana. And she actually had a platform (an anti Obama platform), and held town halls, and campaigned. She was recruited to troll the other candidate but I guess she took it seriously and really tried. She had to drop out when police were called about some domestic violence thing. She may be misguided, but she doesn’t seem dumb.

      • Tuppence says:

        She says clearly that he reimbursed her for flights or hotels and that she assumed he didn’t want the paper trail.

    • snappyfish says:

      Maybe it’s to soften the blow. Her claim actually has teeth. If it is true the Enquirer’s parent company bought this story to kill it, in a effort to help Trump that is a direct Campaign Finance Violation. Corporations can’t donate in this sort of back door channel to a candidate. Maybe she cared for him or the lifestyle she thought he might bring her. I doubt anyone goes into a career as Playboy playmate of the year to fund their retirement. I only feel sorry for Baron.

  6. ORIGINAL T.C. says:

    If anything, this is proof that Trump has gotten used to relationship with women Post his first wife as an exchange of sex for money. Stormy too said she dreaded him offering her money after they had sex. So it must be a thing with him. So sex for a rich lifestyle with wives and sex for money in affairs. Gross.

  7. Citresse says:

    And if there’s a Canadian connection she and Trump bought hashish from Doug Ford the next leader of Ontario. When you reach a certain level there are no rules and law enforcement is a joke.

    • Anners says:

      Who will likely become the next premier of Ontario because we can’t freaking hit the learn button!!!!

      • hogtowngooner says:

        Ugh tell me about it. Wynne is so deeply unpopular that I’m really concerned people will vote for an arrogant gasbag like DoFo just to stick it to the Liberals. Even though he would be an unmitigated disaster as Premier. Like Trump, he’s full of hot air and platitudes, but totally devoid of empathy and intellect.

  8. Rachel in August says:

    Oh, she’s “not that kind of girl,” is she? Okay, lol.

    • Pandy says:

      Right. My eyes are rolling I can barely type didn’t get tell stormy she was special too re not taking $$??

    • Pandy says:

      Right. My eyes are rolling I can barely type Didn’t he tell stormy she was special too re not taking $$??

  9. Lightpurple says:

    He offered porn star Stormy money for sex.
    He offered playmate Karen money for sex.
    Did he offer Melania, who also modeled nude in men’s magazines, money for sex?

    • Merritt says:

      He offered but in the end other people paid them off. Trump doesn’t seem to have paid anyone because he never does. He probably promised Melania something but he won’t deliver on whatever it is.

  10. Wisca says:

    She. Voted. For. Him.

    • homeslice says:

      She totally digs him still! Even though she has found god and is not “that kind of girl” anymore…

  11. Merritt says:

    She is awful. She voted for Trump, she needs to crawl back under her rock.

  12. Kristen says:

    My coworkers and I were discussing how much money it would take for us to sleep with Cheeto. For me, it’s however much it would cost to reverse climate change, destroy the NRA, and cover the cost of universal healthcare. Even then, I’d need to drink a LOT of wine and take an ambien first.

  13. CharlieBouquet says:

    I would sooner live in a cave, eating carrion and married to a whittled branch, than admit I allowed that man in my vagina. I would reuse a public library tampon before I allowed him in my vagina. I imagine him smelling like the bottom of a rancid grease trap coated in Drakoir.

  14. smee says:

    She was no doubt holding out for a larger form of payment, such as a condo in NYC…..

    Plus, unless he had a wheelbarrow with him, he would not have brought enough $$$ with him for payment, imo

    • NameChange says:

      She said he promised her an apartment and that it was being “renovated” during the term of their entire affair. LOL.

  15. Citresse says:

    Melania is bisexual. Trump made sure of it for wife number three. That’s why she recently cuddled up to him. She doesn’t mind any of this extracurricular activity. She’s happily involved.

    • Darla says:

      Well, I don’t know about that, and have never heard any such thing. BUT…whenever I see pics of them prior to their marriage, there is often if not always, a third woman with them, and Melania and the woman both look highly sexualized in the their dress and the way they look at the camera. So would this shock me? Oh, not at all. In fact, I’ve often thought it. The question though is; does she still do it? No. Nah. No. That ended with the marriage, or, at the absolute latest, the birth of her son. She can’t stand the man now. It is beyond obvious with body language.

    • Merritt says:

      She is involved with a male security guard, according to the rumors.

  16. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    This is what I get for snickering about Rob Ford, his angel of mercy Brutus Beefcake and the signing of the bobble heads. A reprehensible not-my-president that has us talking about porn, pee showers and payoffs. PPP.

  17. homeslice says:

    I watched and took a shower after…
    David Gergen on CNN summed it up perfectly…YUCK.

  18. gatorbait says:

    She reminds me so much of the woman who played Christie Masters in Romy and Michelle. I thought for sure that was her.

    • magnoliarose says:

      YESSSS! I thought she looked like someone but couldn’t recall. I would have never remembered, and you saved me from wasting moments of my life trying to nail it.

  19. SJhere says:

    Ick. +100. Trump is all together awful.
    Voters who put hm in office should be more informed next time.
    Women who are now selling their stories of committing adultery with him are, IMO, idiots and must be getting $$.
    Not for $10million tax free would I go within a mile of the smarmy orange toad.

  20. JRenee says:

    Perhaps he tries to pay because he realizes no one truly wants to have relations with him..just all kinds of gross.

  21. Veronica says:

    I just…honestly, I just can’t imagine being so fame thirty I’d sleep with that man, much less admit to it later.

  22. homeslice says:

    She was totally into him though! She said she she liked his looks and everything. I mean there are not enough barf bags in the world…

    • Christin says:

      I didn’t watch the entire interview, but in the segments I saw, she said nothing negative (other than being sad that he offered cash). She still seemed smitten, despite all she now knows.

      I did not get the sense that she is all that bright or emotionally mature, all these years later.

  23. Lis says:

    Gross. You couldn’t pay me enough to have sex with that disgusting man. Ugh …

  24. Ally says:

    Well, he can’t believe anyone would have sex with him for free either.

  25. why? says:

    I don’t know what to think of this interview. This interview came off as an attempt to normalize the Dotard and his family(she said that the Dotard was charming, good looking and kind; Ivanka was smart and intelligent, she said some nice things about Don jr, and that Melania was intelligent and smart and speaks 5 languages; that the Dotard wasn’t being inappropriate when he said all those disturbing things about Ivanka, and that she voted for the Dotard and is still loyal and in love with him) and discredit Stormy Daniels(she claimed that there was no way that the Dotard could have been seeing Stormy because they were always together and that she didn’t feel the need to take photos and videos of herself with the Dotard because they were in love). Overall, it just seemed like Karen was reading from a script that was supplied to her by the Dotard’s friend.

    There were some eye-rolling moments. Like when she claimed that she was offended when the Dotard tried to pay her. When she was throwing major shade at Stormy Daniels. Not knowing that she was at Trump Tower because they went into a back entrance. She claimed that she was still in love and loyal to the Dotard. If she is still in love with the Dotard than just how far would she go to protect him? She didn’t want the story about her affair with the Dotard to get out. All the sugary nice things she said about the Dotard’s kids.

    What didn’t surprise me? The Dotard took her back to Trump Tower. Melania sleeps in a completely different room from the Dotard. When Melania decided to stay in NY, I figured that she and the Dotard’s marriage wasn’t the love story that the press made it out to be. I don’t think that Melania cares about the Dotard’s mistresses. It’s only a problem when it becomes public because then it disrupts the happy family narrative they are trying to sell.

    • Christin says:

      I saw the same segments you mention. She did seem protective and probably still in “love” with him.

      I didn’t get the impression she’s an overly bright person, so maybe she’s being used to help his image just before Stormygate. It was really baffling, because much of what she said sounded like a 20-year-old (a bit naïve to the world), instead of a nearly 50-year-old woman who has been a public figure for years.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Yep. She’s a shill. No one and I mean NO ONE describes him like she tried to.
      She’s a liar. Let’s see if she is threatened with a lawsuit for breaking her silence. If not then we need to ask why are the others being shut down?

  26. Twinkle says:

    She’s not a hooker. She just has really, really horrible taste in men which is worse. At least hookers have their understandable motivations. She has no excuses. I would respect the hooker more.

  27. Citresse says:

    Do you think Trump’s hair moves while doing the deed???? I mean with 10 pounds of lacquer on it, the orange rug remains still while his dentures fall out. Gawd, the imagery. TGIF.

  28. HollyGo says:

    Was she blonde then?

  29. Lavin says:

    Trump sleeping around on his wife and its Crickets from his base! WTF! Republicans and their base are total HYPOCRITES. If this were a Democratic President and his lawyers paying off Porn Star and Karen McDougal just as he won the Nomination, they Republicans would ALREADY BE HOLDING IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS.

    I Hate the Hypocrisy of the Republicans , their base and the right wing media if this were a Democratic President there would be impeachment hearings, based on conflicts in campaign finance.
    I hope Mueller asks Trump about Stormy’s payments to squelch an affair because if Trump lies that is cause for impeachment

    • Jayna says:

      I have always felt he got it on with Pastor Paula White, grifter extraordinaire. He contacted her many years ago for personal Christian counseling after seeing her on TV talking about the prosperity gospel.

      “White has been a personal minister to Donald Trump who discovered White by watching her TV show.[27] Trump first made contact by telephone in 2002.[28] He went on to bring her often to Atlantic City for private Bible studies, and he has appeared on her television show.:

      More like he liked her big boobs, blonde hair, and tight clothes and high heels. She has a $2 million apartment in one of his buildings. Hmmm. Don’t tell me their private meetings were on the up and up.

  30. CrazyCatLady says:

    I don’t get Evangelicals support of him……I just don’t. We’ve all seen that meme of him with a listing of the 7 deadly sins checked off, congratulating them for electing the anti-Christ. Sad, but true,

    You know what else I don’t get?? All these fresh outrage stories and posts? This is not new news. Everyone knew these things about him years ago.

    The Evangelicals simply don’t care because in turn for their support and turning a blind eye……he’s ramped up an anti LGBTQ agenda. That’s the real story and issue here. His fresh transgender ban on the Friday before Stormi Sunday is NO coincidence.

  31. Jayna says:

    She deeply loved a man who tried to pay her like a hooker the first time she had sex with him.

    Get out of here. Love as in dollar $igns.