LOS ANGELES — After months of silence on the matter President Trump has finally made a comment about the Stormy Daniels scandal.
In a clip from NBC News the President is asked whether he knew “about the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels.”
“No,” he responded. “What else?”
The reporter then asked why Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen paid the amount if there was no truth to the allegations.
“You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen, Michael’s my attorney and you’ll have to ask Michael.”
The BBC reported in March that when asked by the Wall Street Journal, Mr. Cohen “called the allegations ‘outlandish’ and said they’d been ‘consistently denied by all parties for years.’”
“Do you know where he got the money to make that payment?” the reporter asked Trump today.
“No, I don’t know.”
CNN writes that during today’s press session on Air Force One the president “ignored a question about whether he set up a fund for Cohen to draw from in making the payment.” Cohen, when faced in February with rumors of the fund, told the New York Times that he’d paid the hush money out of his own pocket.
All of Trump’s words come on the back of months of silence, including White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ refusal to answer questions on the matter.
“Look,” Sanders said just last week, “the president has denied the allegations. We’ve spoken about this issue extensively and I don’t have anything else beyond that.”