Last night we finally got a look at the contract language that was invoked when the National Enquirer exclusively bought up the rights to a story from a former doorman at Trump World Tower. The Enquirer specifically stated that the story was about “Donald Trump’s illegitimate child” with his housekeeper. This alone does not prove that such a child exists, but it does lend legitimacy to the doorman’s claims. Now Melania Trump is weighing in on the matter, and her words give even more legitimacy to the story.
Someone close to Melania Trump is now speaking to entertainment publication Hollywood Life, and sharing Melania’s thoughts on the supposed lovechild. To be clear, friends of a public figure like Melania don’t run off and blab to reporters about Melania’s private thoughts on a scandal, without having Melania’s blessing to do so. The friend says that Melania finds the lovechild story “extremely embarrassing” and “humiliating.” This tells us a lot.
Why would Melania be embarrassed and humiliated by a new allegation about her husband’s infidelity if she thought it was fake? Her only reason to respond like she did would be if she knows the story about the illegitimate child is true, or if she suspects it might be true. This still does not prove that there is a lovechild out there. But Melania’s decision to respond in the media to this latest allegation in this manner, even via an unnamed friend, only serves to give the allegation more legitimacy.
As Palmer Report explained last night, there will be more of this to come. Even as National Enquirer executives cut an immunity deal against Donald Trump this week, they also decided to let this doorman out of his exclusivity contract. This suggests that the Enquirer is letting everyone off the hook in the hope of avoiding litigation, which means everyone with a silenced story about Trump may now be free to tell it.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report