Now that Stormy Daniels has filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump aimed at giving her the all-clear to tell her story about their affair, the legal proceedings alone are already quickly pushing much of that story into the public domain. Earlier today it was revealed that Daniels’ court filings implied she may have lewd photos of Trump. Now it looks like the court filings are also implying that Trump got Daniels pregnant during the affair.
While paying her off, Trump originally forced Daniels agree to keep quiet about a specific set of things that went beyond the mere fact that they were having sex. MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell managed to pick this passage out of Daniels’ court filings, which he presented on-air on Wednesday evening: “sexual partners, alleged sexual actions or alleged sexual conduct, related matters, or paternity information.” Unless Trump’s attorneys were so incredibly sloppy that they merely copy-pasted boilerplate language into the nondisclosure agreement that had nothing to do with the affair, this implies that Trump got Daniels pregnant.
As far as anyone knows, Daniels only has one child, born in 2011. This affair took place circa-2006. So unless Daniels secretly gave birth to Trump’s kid in 2006 or 2007, and has somehow managed to keep the existence of that child a secret all this time, the fairly clear implication here is that Trump got Daniels pregnant and she had an abortion.
This wouldn’t be the first time in which a secret affair has ended in this manner. But two things are notable here. The first is that, as Palmer Report pointed out yesterday, Stormy Daniels is succeeding in getting (verified or implied) dirt about Donald Trump out there simply by filing this lawsuit. The second is that Trump spent the entire campaign taking an anti-abortion stance in order to appeal to conservative Republican and evangelical voters; this can’t possibly play well with them.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report