Melania Trump has been staying at a ritzy Washington hotel since porn star Stormy Daniels claimed she had an affair with Donald Trump, DailyMail.com reported in an exclusive story Friday.
Daniels was reportedly paid $130,000 when Trump was elected president to clam up about the fling in a Lake Tahoe, Nevada, hotel room during a charity golf tournament 10 years ago. But a celebrity magazine published a 2011 interview with her in which she described the affair.
Melania stayed in Washington rather than accompany her husband to the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, an event she was originally scheduled to attend.
“It’s been upsetting and humiliating,” a White House source said, according to DailyMail.com. “Her relationship with President Trump has become strained.”
Melania Trump’s spokesperson said Saturday that the “salacious” reports about marital problems between the first Lady and her husband over a porn star’s claims are false and out of line.
Stephanie Grisham slammed the “flat-out false reporting” surrounding the alleged scandal.
“The laundry list of salacious and flat-out false reporting about Mrs. Trump by tabloid publications and TV shows has seeped into ‘main stream media’ reporting,” she said.
Grisham called the reports “unrealistic scenarios peddled daily by the fake news.”