Donald Trump had a nine-month affair with Karen McDougal in 2006 — two years into his marriage to Melania Trump — Ronan Farrow wrote in a blockbuster New Yorker article published early Friday. The bombshell piece has the Internet abuzz — and split.
Though the left is enjoying the “gotcha” moment, conservative Twitter is somewhat unfazed by the story, with reactions ranging from “Who cares” to “Fake news!” to our favorite: “But Bill Clinton…”
Read some of the most predictable posts from right-leaning social media users below.
— Follow PatriotsForTrump???????? on Instagram (@TheMAGAMovement) February 16, 2018
Ronan Farrow didn't 'find' anything between the Clinton's, huh. How about Barry's behavior in his Chicago days? No? Bueller?
That's why I just don't care about this. No more progressive media jerkweeds holding others to a different standard. Sick of it. https://t.co/I1g421jXrG
— Just Sham ???????? (@itsShamsFault) February 16, 2018
This story of Playmate Karen McDougal was out before the election and The Enquirer buried it, but the real media knew. I remember seeing this image last year and even tweeted about it because it was funny seeing Clinton & Melania in the shot ???? ‘Ronan Farrow’ #FridayFeeling pic.twitter.com/XeynKGEqKK
— Truthtalker (@Brotatopics) February 16, 2018
If only enough people cared about infidelity and sexual predation back in the 90s, we wouldn't have Ronan Farrow breaking news about the current president's alleged affair with Karen McDougal today. #FlashbackFriday #FoodForThought #RonanFarrow pic.twitter.com/A7pedZuV2s
— Joseph A. Wulfsohn (@JosephWulfsohn) February 16, 2018
So it’s remarkable how Bill Clinton can do whatever he wants and sails on through with no Ronan Farrow to investigate. Remarkable. Or expected?
— Jesse smith (@jessefromwi) February 16, 2018
Sorry, "Ronan Farrow" but we learned during the @BillClinton Administration:
"Character doesn't matter."
"It's just sex."
"These are bimbo eruptions."
"This is part of a vast Left-Wing conspiracy."
"Drag a $100 through a trailer park, you never know what you'll get."
— JMurray829 (@jmurray829) February 16, 2018
Hey Ronan Farrow. Saw your hit piece about Karen McDougal today.
Just wondering when you (or ANY reporter) are going to work on the release of the list of sexual harassment payments regarding those offenders who committed those offenses while in office.
Memba that list? #MAGA pic.twitter.com/aRkTNe4mSu
— Barry Cunningham (@barrycunningham) February 16, 2018
I'm sure the CIA/FBI and Fusion GPS just overlooked this one. Boy are we lucky to have you guys feed us tabloid headlines daily. What would I think with out @kylegriffin1 to rape my senses every morning? Bill Clinton is a rapist and the FBI spied for Obama, but you chose this pic.twitter.com/E0i3khJ4uL
— Bad Lieutenant (@themefromajackl) February 16, 2018
So Ronan Farrow is trending because he wrote a little piece about an alleged affair and the left says "Trump's a terrible person and husband, poor Melania." But they never criticize Bill Clinton for his adultery that ended his presidency or you know all of the RAPE.
— RussianBot1983 (@RussianBot1983) February 16, 2018
Funny how the left didn’t care about Bill Clinton’s sexual abuse allegations but now they obsess over unsubstantiated old tales of consensual affairs of Trump before elected President.
Liberalism & Voyeurism are both mental disorders. #FlashbackFriday
— CC (@ChristiChat) February 16, 2018
In Farrow’s expose, McDougal confirmed a Wall Street Journal report from shortly before the 2016 election that she was paid $150,000 by National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. for the account of her account of an affair she had with a “then-married man.”
According to the New Yorker, that “then-married man” was Donald Trump, then a real estate mogul and star of NBC’s “The Apprentice.”
A White House spokesperson denied the affair in a statement to the New Yorker: “This is an old story that is just more fake news. The President says he never had a relationship with McDougal.”