Ronan Farrow dropped a bombshell early Friday when he reported that not only has Donald Trump been concealing another affair, he’s got a pretty sophisticated media and legal operation covering his tracks and running interference for him. For Playboy playmate Karen McDougal shared her story with Ronan Farrow, the same reporter who broke the Harvey Weinstein story.
Trump’s affair with McDougal began in the same time window that his alleged affair with Stormy Daniels—shortly after the birth of Trump and Melania’s son Barron in 2006.
The two met at a party for The Apprentice at the Playboy mansion in June of 2006 and Trump asked McDougal for her phone number. Their first date took place in a setting that should be familiar to anyone whose read other accounts of Donald Trump’s lurid activities: dinner in a private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel. That’s the same location where he allegedly assaulted former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos and where he met Stormy Daniels for their date.
According to McDougal’s 2016 handwritten account of the affair (provided to The New Yorker by her friend John Crawford), “‘We talked for a couple hours – then, it was “ON”! We got naked + had sex.’” Gross.
After the sex, Trump offered to pay McDougal who declined to take the money. The two went on to have a nine month affair with the bulk of the “activity” taking place in Los Angeles. McDougal says Trump avoided paper trails and reimbursed her for her travel in cash, you know, like a gentleman.
Speaking of gentlemanly, Trump also offered McDougal a tour of Trump Tower including his private residence and Melania’s separate bedroom. What a guy. Another interesting twist to this story is that Trump and McDougal had sex at the Lake Tahoe golf event where he had sex with Stormy Daniels for the first time.
McDougal says she broke off the affair in 2007 because she was feeling guilty and also Trump was kind of a dick. According to McDougal, Trump called her mom an “old hag” and said front of one of her friends who had dated a black guy that she liked “the big black dick” and “began commenting on her attractiveness and breast size.” Color me shocked that Trump would hit on another woman in front of one of the women he’s having an affair with.