Adult film star: Trump is 'terrified of sharks'

An adult film star who allegedly had an affair with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report MORE in 2006 said that Trump revealed to her that he was “obsessed” and “terrified of sharks.” 

Stormy Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, said in a 2011 interview with In Touch that one night she and Trump were having dinner and that the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week" was on television.

“You could see the television from the little dining room table and he was watching Shark Week and he was watching a special about the U.S.S. something and it sank and it was like the worst shark attack in history,” Daniels said.


“He is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks. He was like, 'I donate to all these charities and I would never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope all the sharks die,’” she said.

“He was like riveted. He was like obsessed. It’s so strange, I know.”

Daniels told In Touch that she had an affair with Trump while he was married to first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems, GOP dig in for public impeachment hearings The Hill's Morning Report - Witness transcripts plow ground for public impeachment testimony The Hill's 12:30 Report: Washington braces for public impeachment hearings MORE.

The Wall Street Journal reported last week that Trump’s personal lawyer, Michal Cohen, had arranged a $130,000 payment to Daniels for her to remain quiet about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.

Cohen and the White House have denied that Trump had an affair with Daniels, and Cohen has denied the report of a $130,000 payment.