Boxing promoter Don King reportedly dined with President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer defense secretary Esper sues Pentagon in memoir dispute Biden celebrates start of Hanukkah Fauci says lies, threats are 'noise' MORE at Mar-a-Lago this week, where he told the president that the Stormy Daniels story is “utterly ridiculous.”
The White House has not yet confirmed to pool reporters that King joined his longtime friend Trump for dinner, but The Washington Post reported that King joined the Trump family, including first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpJill Biden to reveal theme for White House's annual holiday decor Monday RNC pushes back against call for chair's resignation over LGBT outreach Trump Tower bar selling presidential cocktail with side of Diet Coke, beef sliders MORE, at the Palm Beach, Fla., resort on Thursday evening.
King told the newspaper that he complained to Trump about the media coverage of Daniels's claims that she had an affair with Trump in 2006, which have been at the center of political coverage in recent weeks.
“The top story, number one, is Stormy Daniels,” King told the Post. “I told [Trump] it’s utterly ridiculous. I just came back from Hamburg, Germany, and they were just laughing at us.”
The controversial figure, who was barred from speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Ohio over his criminal history, added the president nodded in agreement and told King the storyline is “meaningless.”
King was convicted of second-degree murder in 1967, a charge later reduced to manslaughter before he was eventually pardoned.
His dinner with Trump came less than a week after Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, appeared in a “60 Minutes” interview in defiance of a nondisclosure agreement and revealed details about the alleged affair.
Trump has yet to speak publicly about Daniels's claims, but has denied it through his lawyer and multiple White House spokespeople.
“If he denies it happened, that’s what it is,” King told the Post.
“Who cares what he does with some lady?” he added.
Daniels has been fighting a nondisclosure agreement she signed with Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, alleging that it is void because Trump did not sign the document.
The story of the alleged affair came to light in January after The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen arranged a $130,000 payment to Daniels to keep her quiet about the alleged relationship in the weeks before the 2016 election.