Stormy Daniels defends Melania Trump: 'People should stop speaking for her'
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“People should stop speaking for her,” Daniels in an interview with British tabloid The Mirror. “Maybe she’s happy. Everything we say about her is a projection. Some people misplace sorrow and pity on another person.”

Daniels claims she had an affair with President Trump in 2006, months after Melania Trump gave birth to their son Barron.


Melania Trump was reportedly “blindsided” by the reports of the payment and kept out of the public eye for several days.

She also declined to attend a trip in January with Trump to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

“The entire world would be interested to know what she feels,” Daniels said. “But if we never know, that is her right and I support it.”

Since news broke in January about the affair and subsequent hush-money payment Daniels received to keep quiet about the alleged relationship, rumors have circulated regarding the current status of the Trumps' relationship.

Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault NewmanOmarosa Onee Manigault NewmanScaramucci breaks up with Trump in now-familiar pattern Press: The new Southern Strategy Press: Acosta, latest to walk the plank MORE wrote in her tell-all memoir that Melania Trump used her fashion choices to "punish" the president. 

She also claimed in the explosive book that the first lady cannot wait for Trump to leave office so she can divorce him. 

Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s spokeswoman, pushed back on the former aide's claims, saying that the two women “rarely, if ever, interacted" during Manigault Newman’s time at the White House.

“It’s disappointing to her that she is lashing out and retaliating in such a self-serving way, especially after all the opportunities given to her by the President,” Grisham said. 

Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, is currently in the midst of multiple lawsuits against the president and his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

Cohen gave her $130,000 in exchange for her silence about the alleged affair with Trump. She also is suing the president and Cohen for defamation after they called her a “liar.”

Cohen pleaded guilty last week to campaign finance violations, bank and tax fraud.

He admitted in court that his hush-money payment to Daniels was at the direction of “a candidate for federal office,” all but implicating Trump.

She said she felt “vindicated” by his guilty plea and said in a statement that she and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, "look forward to the apologies from the people who claimed we were wrong."

Daniels said earlier this month that she regularly receives death threats since she began speaking openly about her alleged affair with Trump.