Ex-Playmate Karen McDougal details ‘love’ affair with Trump — and if she’s backing him again in 2024
Ex-Playboy mannequin Karen McDougal revealed intimate details about her “love” affair with former President Trump Friday — whereas saying her stunning choose for president in 2024.
“I’m hoping DeSantis gets in. I’d be willing to work for his campaign,” the 52-year-old told the Daily Mail.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is anticipated to announce his personal broadly anticipated White House bid subsequent week.
McDougal — one of many ladies on the middle of Trump’s Manhattan “hush money” fees — is a lifelong Republican who voted for him in 2016.
“He can be crass and vulgar, but when he has his kind moments, it’s lovely to see because it shows there’s still a human in there,” she defined.
“He needs to have more compassion for people in general — a lot more.”
McDougal described a young 10-month relationship with the married then-reality TV star starting in 2006.
“I was in love with him. He was in love with me. I know that because he told me all the time,” the actress instructed the Mail. “He’d say, ‘You’re my baby and I love you.’ He showed me off to his friends.”
Unlike alleged hush-money recipient Stormy Daniels, who has known as intercourse with Trump, now 76, “the worst 90-seconds of my life,” McDougal harbors no ailing will towards the person who would change into the forty fifth president — and identified that he’s by no means denied their affair.
“His people have denied it, but he’s never denied it,” she mentioned. “A reporter requested him: ‘Did you have an affair with Karen McDougal?’ and all he mentioned was: ‘I’ve carried out nothing fallacious.’
“He knows I’m telling the truth.”
Diving in with Donald
McDougal first met Trump at a Playboy Mansion pool get together in June 2006, which Hugh Hefner threw for contestants of Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Trump, who had just lately welcomed youngest son Barron with new spouse Melania, rapidly grew to become smitten with the swimsuit-clad mannequin, she mentioned.
“He followed me around like a puppy dog, trying to get my attention. He took to me so much that the Bunny Mother said: ‘Wow, he really has a thing for you.’”
McDougal recalled that Trump issued a directive to his bodyguard, Keith Schiller: “Keith, get her number.”
The actual property mogul-turned-TV-star known as her a couple of days later and requested her to have dinner at his Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow, the place she instructed the Mail that they had intercourse for the primary time after having room service ship steak and mashed potatoes.
“After dinner, things heated up and Trump made his move. I was attracted to him, but it wasn’t like I was looking to jump into bed with Donald Trump, on the first night especially,” McDougal mentioned.
She revealed that Trump “offered her money” afterward.
“I was dressed and ready to go, and I saw this stack of cash in his hand. I said, ‘I’m not that kind of girl,” McDougal mentioned. “He knew he’d made a mistake when he saw how upset I was. He told me I was really special.”
However, she “cried all the way home” in the automotive with Schiller and thought that she’d by no means see the eventual president again.
“But we got past it,” she shared. “I got another call asking me to dinner, and I don’t know why, but I said yes.”
A ten-month affair — in which they noticed one another roughly 5 or extra instances a month — adopted, McDougal mentioned, including that she now feels “ashamed.”
“I knew he was married but at the time it was out of sight, out of mind. I was a different girl then, having fun and not thinking about things too deeply,” she confessed.
‘I ended it’
Despite the media’s portrayal of her as a bitter former lover, the previous Playmate mentioned she in the end dumped Trump after placing up a romance with “Die Hard” star Bruce Willis.
“I’m portrayed as the disgruntled woman, but I am not that woman. I ended it,” she mentioned.
She mentioned she was contemplating breaking apart with Trump when “a family member came to town and we went to a bar and I met a lovely man named Bruce,” she mentioned.
“I wasn’t cheating on Trump but Bruce and I were talking on the phone a lot already so that made it easier to end it. Why would I stay with a married man when Bruce was a nice guy, and single?” she defined.
In the months main as much as the 2016 election, she mentioned she agreed to obtain a “catch and kill” payment of $150,000 in alternate for not going public with the story of their romance.
“That suited me because I hadn’t really wanted the story to get out. I thought my contract was for work and that it was a win-win situation. I didn’t know the term catch-and-kill at that point. I was a pawn in that scenario because of all the stuff I wasn’t privy to,” she mentioned.