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Melania Trump Once Had A Crude Nickname For Stormy Daniels

Nicki Swift 3/31/2023 Lily Freiberg
Melania Trump looking out from the White House © Evan El-Amin/Shutterstock Melania Trump looking out from the White House

Stormy Daniels previously claimed that she and former president Donald Trump had an affair in 2006. It was then reported that Daniels received $130,000 in hush money to keep the intimate encounter private. It is rumored that Trump paid Daniels to keep his marriage to Melania Trump intact. 

While the hush money may have been given to Daniels legally, the proximity of the payment to the 2016 presidential election indicated that some campaign finance laws were potentially broken. On March 30, 2023, Trump became the very first president in America's history to be criminally indicted. Daniels tweeted her thoughts and feelings on the news. "Thank you to everyone for your support and love!" she wrote. "I have so many messages coming in that I can't respond ... also don't want to spill my champagne."

Melania has been staying out of her husband's legal issues but reportedly isn't happy about any of it. In fact, she has some strong opinions about the reported affair, along with a pretty nasty nickname for Daniels.

Melania Trump Called Stormy Daniels A 'Porn Hooker'

Melania Trump and Stormy Daniels posing for a picture © Phillip Faraone/Getty & Anton_Ivanov/Shutterstock Melania Trump and Stormy Daniels posing for a picture

In October 2020, Melania Trump's former advisor Stephanie Winston Wolkoff leaked a secretly recorded conversation from 2018 between the two on Michael Cohen's "Mea Culpa" podcast. In the conversation, Melania called Stormy Daniels a vulgar nickname. "Go Google and read it," she said in the recording. "Annie Leibovitz shot the 'porn hooker,' and she will be [in] one of the [Vanity Fair] issues, September or October." Wolkoff asked who the former first lady was referring to, and Melania replied: "Stormy."

Shortly after the recording was leaked, Daniels took to Twitter to respond to the nickname Melania gave her. "Hahaha!" she wrote. "Although I wasn't paid for sex and therefore technically not a 'hooker,' I'll take being that over what you are any day ... Keep talking about me." She ended her tweet with "#bebest," in reference to an initiative Melania launched during her time as first lady. 

Former president Donald Trump has fired back with a nickname of his own for the adult film star. During a March 25 rally in Waco, Texas, he discussed the allegations against him as well as the investigation, denying that he did anything illegal. "I never liked 'Horseface,'" he then said, claiming that he wouldn't cheat on his wife with a woman like Daniels.

Melania Trump Stays Strong Amid The Chaos Surrounding Her Husband

Melania Trump and Donald Trump attending an event © Joe Raedle/Getty Images Melania Trump and Donald Trump attending an event

Once Stormy Daniels went public with her story about former president Donald Trump, other women have come forward with their stories. Natasha Stoynoff of People claimed that Trump harassed her when she was interviewing him. Multiple contestants from the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, as well as Summer Zervos from "The Apprentice," have claimed he harassed and touched them without consent — all while being married to Melania Trump.

Now that the former president has been indicted and his affair with Daniels has been out in the open, it was reported that Melania has been trying to keep an optimistic attitude about it all. "She remains angry and doesn't want to hear [the alleged hush money payment] mentioned," a source told People. "She is aware of who her husband is and keeps her life upbeat with her own family and a few close friends."

Melania has previously held her head high amid the numerous infidelity allegations against her husband over the years. "I'm a mother and a first lady, and I have much more important things to think about and to do," she told "Good Morning America" in 2018. "It is not [a] concern and focus of mine."

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