President Trump on Wednesday accused porn star Stormy Daniels of a “con job” for releasing a composite sketch of a man she claimed threatened her over her alleged affair with the president.
“A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!” Trump said in an early morning tweet.
Trump’s message accompanied a retweet of Twitter user “Deplorably Scottish” — @ShennaFoxMusic – who posted a side-by-side image of the sketch and a photo of Daniels and her husband Glendon Crain, a drummer also known as Brendon Miller whom she married in 2010.
“Oops! This is awkward!” wrote Deplorably Scottish, who posted the photograph taken from Daniels’ Instagram page.
Trump’s comments came a day after Daniels appeared on ABC’s “The View” and released the sketch of the man she said accosted her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011, after she tried to sell a magazine her story alleging the fling with Trump for $15,000.
told CBS’ “60 Minutes.”
“And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.’ And then he was gone,” she said.
Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti offered a $100,000 award for anyone who identifies the culprit, whom she has described as “handsome.”
Many on social media likened the sketch to some notable celebs, including New England Patriots QB Tom Brady and rock icon Jon Bon Jovi.
The tweet also was the first in which he directly referred to Daniels since the Wall Street Journal first reported in January that his personal attorney Michael Cohen had arranged a $130,000 payment to silence her before the 2016 election.
Earlier this month, Trump told reporters on Air Force One that he didn’t know the hush payment was made.
Daniels is in the middle of a lawsuit against the president that she hopes will void a nondisclosure agreement she claims was signed just days before the election.