We are barely three weeks into 2018 and the Trump administration has already been subject to controversy. One of the most talked-about scandals facing the President is adult movie star Stormy Daniels' allegation that Trump had an affair with her back in 2006, early into his marriage with Melania.
Now, the 38-year-old's Instagram account has been mysteriously suspended as she kicks off her "Make America Horny" again tour.
Last week, an unpublished interview with Daniels surfaced from 2011, in which she discussed her alleged affair with Trump with In Touch magazine. They met at a golf tournament and allegedly had a brief affair in 2006, just three months after Melania had given birth to Trump's youngest son Baron.
According to Daniels, sex with the now president was "textbook generic" and he told her that she was "just like his daughter".
News of the affair reportedly did not come to light until now because Trump paid Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, $130,000 for her silence prior to his election in 2016 under a pseudonym.
Both President Trump and Daniels have vehemently denied the affair. On January 10, Trump's lawyer released a statement confirming this and it was signed by Daniels.
Daniels said that if she had an affair with Trump, she would have written a book about it and not dished the dirt in an interview. This was revealed by Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, who delivered the following statement on Daniels' behalf:
"My involvement with Donald Trump was limited to a few public appearances and nothing more.
When I met Donald Trump, he was gracious, professional and a complete gentleman to me and EVERYONE in my presence.
Rumours that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false.
If indeed I did have a relationship with Donald Trump, trust me, you wouldn't be reading about in the news, you would be reading about it in my book.
But the fact of the matter is, these stories are not true."