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- The adult-film actress known as Stormy Daniels said in a 2011 interview with In Touch Magazine that Donald Trump once told her he feared he would lose power and wealth if he changed his hairstyle.
- She said Trump told her he was frequently offered treatments and makeovers to change his infamous comb-over.
President Donald Trump, whose elaborate comb-over has attracted curiosity and derision for decades, once told a porn star he believed he would lose his power and wealth if he cut or changed his hairstyle, the adult-film actress known as Stormy Daniels said in an interview with In Touch Magazine.
The actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said she brought up the topic during an evening she spent with Trump in 2006, after he asked her about her earnings as a porn star. She said she told him, in turn, that she wanted to ask him an “offensive” question about his hair.
“I was like, ‘Dude, what’s up with that?’ and he laughed,” Clifford said.
She said he responded that “everybody wants to give me a makeover,” adding that he has received offers for money and free treatments to change his hairstyle.
Trump then confessed that he feared losing his power and wealth if he changed it, to which Clifford said she “laughed hysterically at him.”
Clifford said Trump took the conversation “pretty well” and went on to tell her, “Yeah, yeah, my wife even did my son’s hair like that, as a joke.”
In Touch released the full transcript of Clifford’s 2011 interview on Friday, following news reports that she had been paid $130,000 by Trump’s lawyers to keep quiet about their alleged sexual encounter.
The payment was reportedly delivered in October 2016, in the final weeks of Trump’s presidential campaign.
In an editor’s note attached to the interview, In Touch said it had subjected Clifford to a polygraph test, which she passed. It added that Clifford’s ex-husband and a friend also corroborated her account and passed polygraph tests.