However, according to recent United States public opinion polls, over a third of Americans think that the first lady Melania Trump should leave president Donald Trump, following reports of an alleged affair with adult star Stormy Daniels. "She, I think, readily admits that she consented to that deal, but feels now the heavy burden of silence".
The details of McDougal's alleged affair with Trump, contained in an eight-page letter obtained by the magazine, bear similarities to stories by other women who claim to have been intimate with Trump.
Last month, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that Cohen arranged Dollars 130,000 for Daniels as part of a nondisclosure agreement, one month before the 2016 presidential elections.
Like Daniels, McDougal says she began seeing Trump when the son he had with Melania was still an infant. "But I didn't understand the full parameters of it".More news: Apple employees are walking into the 'spaceship campus' glass walls
The New Yorker said a White House spokesperson said in a statement that Trump denies having had an affair with McDougal.
The woman, Karen McDougal, confirmed in the The New Yorker magazine story published online on Friday that she wrote the account.
Investigators described him as a troubled teenager who posted disturbing material on social media and had been expelled from the high school for "disciplinary reasons", Broward County, Florida, Sheriff Scott Israel said.
But Melania appeared to ignore her husband's searching hand as they clambered down the stairs from their plane after touching down at West Palm Beach today. "This is an old story that is just more fake news", according to the statement. Friday, despite planning to leave the White House with the first lady, the president boarded Marine One alone, meeting his wife at Air Force One. Stormy Daniels also claimed that she had an affair with him as that she was paid to remain quiet.More news: Johnny and Daniel face off again in first 'Cobra Kai' teaser
When McDougal's acquaintance informed The New Yorker about her affair with Trump, he said that she voluntarily entered her contract with American Media, though it was an exploitative process. Then he told me I was special, "McDonald said".
On November 4, 2016, four days before the election, the Wall Street Journal reported that American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer, had paid a hundred and fifty thousand dollars for exclusive rights to McDougal's story, which it never ran.
Jerry George, a former AMI senior editor, told the New Yorker that the company never published anything about Trump without his approval. She said she would see Trump every time he was in Los Angeles.
The new McDougal allegation performs a public service, of a kind, by revealing not only the affair but the possible deceptions.More news: South African police raid Gupta compound as part of Zuma corruption probe
In that case, the president's personal lawyer admitted to paying Daniels USD 130,000 but refused to say why. Another 26 percent said that they were unsure.