Former Playboy model Karen McDougal sat down with Anderson Cooper last night for a wide-raging interview about her 10-month affair with Donald Trump, which she claims began shortly after the birth of his son Barron in 2006.
During the interview, Cooper asked McDougal if Trump ever compared her to any of his family members. McDougal answered in the affirmative and you’ve probably already guessed that she wasn’t talking about Don Jr.
“He’s very proud of Ivanka, as he should be. She’s a brilliant woman. She’s beautiful. That’s his daughter,” McDougal told Cooper. “He said I was beautiful like her and ‘you’re a smart girl’ and there wasn’t a lot of comparing, but there was some. I heard a lot about her.”
Indeed. She seemed to understand how this might sound to people, and when Cooper asked her if a man she’s sleeping with comparing her to his daughter struck her as odd, McDougal—a Republican who voted for Trump—came to his defense.
“You know, I know a lot of people think it’s odd,” McDougal said. “There have been some comments he’s said about her in the news and I think those comments are wrong. Do I think it’s strange that a father would love his daughter so much that he brags about her? No. I brag about my dog that much.”
The “comments” she’s referring to are most likely the ones Trump made to Howard Stern when he agreed with the shock jock that his daughter Ivanka was “a piece of a–” or when he said if he wasn’t her father he’d probably be dating her or any of the other times he’s sexualized his daughter.
Adult film star and director Stormy Daniels claims Trump also favorably compared her to his daughter during their affair, which allegedly occurred around the same time.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) March 9, 2018
Both Daniels and McDougal claim they sold their stories to a Trump-allied media company that owns the National Enquirer as part of “catch and kill” deals designed to bury the stories. Both women are pursuing legal action to free themselves from the agreements.
Twitter pounced on the news as another data point for the “Donald Trump is incredibly creepy” theory:
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) March 23, 2018
I’m not as consistent in anything in life as Trump is in telling every woman he has sex with that they look like his daughter
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) March 23, 2018
How can ANYONE think @realdonaldtrump isn’t the creepiest man on earth? TWO women he was having affairs with he said reminded him of his OWN DAUGHTER and he made Don Jr marry his ex-wife saying she was ALSO “pretty like Ivanka” https://t.co/iz1HhtAwYN
— Ken Reid (@KennethWReid) March 23, 2018
It turns out, when you can only see women as objects, you only see women as objects. https://t.co/GV3CDjfIWX
— Zack Handlen (@zhandlen) March 23, 2018
Anderson Cooper recently sat down with Stormy Daniels as well and the interview airs this Sunday, so get your barf bags ready.