'He would call me baby': Ex-Playboy model reveals details of her 'affair' with Donald Trump

·Data and Politics News Editor, Yahoo News UK
Karen McDougal gave an interview to Anderson Cooper (CNN)
Karen McDougal gave an interview to Anderson Cooper (CNN)

The former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump has revealed new details about their alleged relationship, saying the President called her ‘baby’ and compared her to his daughter Ivanka.

Karen McDougal says she had a months-long affair with Trump in 2006 while he was married to his current wife Melania Trump.

The affair, and the legal agreement designed to prevent McDougal from discussing it publicly, were first revealed by the New Yorker in February.

On Thursday, she gave an interview to American TV presenter Andersoon Cooper, in which she opened up about further about the relationship.

‘He would call me baby or he would call me beautiful Karen,’ she told CNN.

‘There was a real relationship there. There were real feelings.’

Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

McDougal also said that the President said she was beautiful ‘like Ivanka’, Trump’s eldest daughter.

‘You know, he’s very proud of Ivanka as he should be.’ she said.

‘She’s a brilliant woman, she’s beautiful, you know, that’s his daughter and he should be proud of her.

‘He said I was beautiful like her and, you know, “you’re a smart girl” and there wasn’t a lot of comparing but there was some, yeah. I heard a lot about her.’

The runner-up best Playmate of the ’90s told Cooper that the President made her cry after they had sex by offering her money.

‘After we had been intimate, he tried to pay me. And I actually did not take that,’ she said.

‘I just had this look, I just, I don’t even know how to describe the look on my face. It must have been so sad, because I never have been offered money like that, No. 1, and, No. 2, does he think I’m in this for money, and that’s why I’m here tonight? Or is this a normal thing? I don’t know.

McDougal says she had an affair with Donald Trump while he was married to Melania. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
McDougal says she had an affair with Donald Trump while he was married to Melania. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

‘But I looked at him and said, “that’s not me, I’m not that kind of girl”. And he looked at me and said, “Oh,” and he said, “you’re really special.” And I said, “Thank you.”

‘So I left, and I got into the car and started crying. I was really sad. It really hurt me, but I went back.’


The President is reportedly met McDougal at a pool party at the Playboy Mansion in 2006.

At the time he had been married to third wife Melania for less than two years.

McDougal claims that the businessman was so taken with her at the party that one Playboy exec told her: ‘I think you could be his next wife.’

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