Trump Dismisses Stormy Daniels Sketch: ‘A Total Con Job’

It’s the first time President Trump has addressed the scandal on Twitter

Last Updated: April 18, 2018 @ 6:06 AM

President Donald Trump has pointedly declined to attack Stormy Daniels on Twitter, but on Wednesday morning, he decided to weigh in on the sketch Daniels released of a man who she says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011.

“A sketch years later about a nonexistent man,” Trump tweeted. “A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!”

The response came as a quote tweet of this charming comment to one of the president’s earlier pronouncements, which suggested that the sketch was merely an image of an ex-boyfriend.

Daniels and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, have proved adept at keeping her story in the news. On “The View” yesterday, the pair released a sketch they said showed the man who told Daniels to leave Trump alone back in 2011.

“This isn’t what I want to be known for,” Daniels told the ladies on set. “It’s downright scary a lot of times. I’ve had to hire bodyguards.”

Avenatti also revealed the existence of a $100,000 reward for anyone who could offer a positive ID of the individual. All tips, he said, were welcome to be sent to the email address, idthethug@gmail.com.

Stormy Daniels is suing President Trump in an attempt to extricate herself from an NDA she signed with his attorney Michael Cohen just days before the 2016 election. In exchange for her signature, she accepted a $130,000 payment from Cohen. Team Daniels has asserted that the contract is void as Trump himself never signed it. Trump has consistently denied the affair and said he had no prior knowledge of the Cohen payment.