First lady Melania Trump will not accompany her husband to Davos
President Trump is the keynote speaker at the annual Swiss Alps confab
The first lady’s office cited ‘scheduling and logistical issues’
A host of cabinet secretaries depart for Davos today
The couple were not spotted over dinner at Mar-a-Lago over MLK weekend
The Wall Street Journal reported Trump’s lawyer arranged a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels weeks before the election
Daniels claims in a 2011 interview she had an affair with Trump
First Lady Melania Trump will not be joining her husband when he heads to the Swiss Alps for the annual Davos gathering – after days of reports about an alleged affair between her husband and an adult film star.
The first lady’s office had initially said she should join president and the bevy of cabinet secretaries jetting to Davos for the annual gathering of billionaires, industrialists, and investors.
‘It was determined there were too many scheduling and logistical issues, so Mrs. Trump will not travel to Davos,’ her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, told DailyMail.com.
CNN reported that that the first lady had planned to go and then cancelled the trip.
The news comes as President Trump appears to make his first public appearance since to the government shutdown – a period that also included multiple reports about claims by adult film star Stormy Daniels that she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen arranged a $130,000 payment to Clifford weeks before the election in an arrangement that prohibits her from talking about an alleged sexual relationship with Trump.
Cohen provided a statement from Daniels denying receiving any ‘hush money.’
Cohen said President Trump ‘once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels.’
The first lady accompanied her husband to Mar-a-Lago after the Stormy Daniels story broke, although she was not seen with him. She sent out a tweet on the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, sending out an image of herself and a military escort, but not of the president.
Daniels, who has more than 150 film credits to her name including starring roles in ‘Good Will Humping’ and ‘Operation Desert Stormy’, said she’d met Trump at his private bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel in July 2006 after meeting him at a celebrity golf tournament.
Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, claimed in a 2011 interview with InTouch magazine that she had a sexual affair with Trump following a celebrity golf tournament.
The magazine published the interview and a transcript following the Journal’s report.
Daniels and Trump had dinner in his room, but she quickly noticed something odd, according to the transcript of the InTouch interview released.
The adult movie star said that night did not end in sex after he broke the news to her that he hadn’t been able to get her an appearance on NBC.
But she told In Touch that they had slept together on a previous occasion, shortly after the birth of Trump’s youngest son, Barron.