“Jimmy Kimmel Live” viewers hoping porn actress Stormy Daniels would dish on her rumored affair with Donald Trump were probably disappointed after her appearance on Tuesday night’s show. Or… were they?
That’s the question after a extremely coy back and forth aired after Trump’s State of the Union address, in which Daniels wouldn’t confirm that she denied the affair in a written statement released Tuesday afternoon. And also didn’t deny she denied the affair. And also didn’t actually deny the affair. And also didn’t confirm or deny she signed a non disclosure agreement regarding the reputed affair.
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Daniels recently made headlines with multiple reports, including a 2011 interview she did with In Touch, that she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became president. Earlier Tuesday, a statement attributed to her read in part: “I am not denying this affair because I was paid ‘hush money’ as has been reported in overseas owned tabloids. I am denying this affair because it never happened.”
About the letter, Kimmel said her signature on that statement did not seem to match her signature on other documents. “Did you sign this letter that was released today?” he asked.
“I don’t know, did I?” Daniels replied. “That doesn’t look like my signature does it.”
“It doesn’t,” said Kimmel. “So you’re saying perhaps this letter was written and released without your approval?”
To this, Daniels smiled, tilted her head, and laughed.
“Do you know where it came from, any idea?” Kimmel pressed.
“I do not know where it came from” said Daniels. “It came from the internet. I also work for the FBI and I’m a man, according to the internet.”
Daniels continued to dodge Kimmel’s attempts to get her to outright deny the affair or confirm it. Particularly when asked about whether or not has a non-disclosure agreement regarding the reported affair.
“Do I?” Daniels replied.
“You can’t say if you have an non-disclosure agreement but if you didn’t have an non disclosure agreement,” Kimmel pushed on, “you most certainly could say you don’t have an non-disclosure agreement, yes?”
Daniels’ reply: “You’re so smart, Jimmy.”
Later in the interview, Kimmel attempt to ply information from Daniels by reenacting the reported details of the affair with puppets. And that’s not even scratching the surface of the exchange.
You can watch the whole weird interview above but spoiler alert: Daniels is really good at not answering difficult questions.
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