Trump questioning advisers on whether to publicly respond to sex scandals: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE is reportedly questioning his advisers' advice about remaining silent on the alleged affairs he had before taking office, according to the The Wall Street Journal

The alleged affairs are now being widely reported on the news networks the president watches frequently, the Journal noted.

The former reality TV star has reportedly asked about the idea of fighting back against the allegations. He has also floated the idea of responding on Twitter, where he often lashes out at political opponents and defends himself against critics.

Trump has yet to personally respond to the two lawsuits against him by porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who are both seeking to end their nondisclosure agreements and speak freely of their alleged affairs with the president. 

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But Trump's advisers are reportedly saying that such a response could be inappropriate for a sitting president. Advisers have noted that the alleged affairs, which both reportedly took place after he had married now-first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpStatue of Melania Trump set on fire in Slovenia The Memo: Trump gambles on school push The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook- Schools weigh reopening options MORE, have so far not impacted his support among his voter base, the Journal reported. 

While the president has stayed silent on the matter, Trump's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen has said Trump denies the affairs.

Cohen acknowledged he made a $130,000 payment to Daniels just a month before the 2016 election, reportedly to keep her silent about the alleged affair, but said it was his own money. The White House said Trump was unaware of the payment.