Trump’s story has continued to change as the President’s own words contradict claims he and his aides have made in relation to payments intended to silence adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal over alleged affairs. The White House has denied both alleged affairs.
Here’s a look at how the President’s story about the hush money payments keeps changing:
Hope Hicks, a former spokeswoman for the Trump campaign who later served as White House communications director but has since left that position, told the newspaper at the time, “We have no knowledge of any of this,” and denied the alleged affair took place.
Trump has also shifted his story in relation to Daniels, who claims she had a consensual sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. The White House has said Trump denies that happened and the President himself has denied the affair on Twitter.
In a series of tweets, Trump claimed that Cohen had entered into a non-disclosure agreement and was paid through a monthly retainer that he received and which was not tied to the campaign.
And in the interview with Fox and Friends taped Wednesday, Trump said that he knew about the payments “later on.”
CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Erica Orden and Eli Watkins contributed to this report.