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- Reporters descended on a strip club in Greenville, South Carolina, over the weekend to catch an appearance by Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006.
- Some of those journalists had a wild time at the club, according to their accounts.
A handful of reporters from major publications visited an airport strip club in South Carolina over the weekend to catch an appearance by Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and who has recently become a fixture in the endless, chaotic news cycle surrounding the president.
And according to the reports, it sounds as if some of those journalists had a pretty wild time at the establishment in Greenville, South Carolina.
“I smell like an ash tray,” The Washington Post’s Dan Zak tweeted Sunday. “Also, I feel like one. Also, director’s cut of the story involved a journalist who got kicked out because she was secretly filming Stormy with her phone, and another journalist who put his face in Stormy’s cleavage.”
Meanwhile, The New York Times’ Matt Flegenheimer reported that a member of the media took a private dance with a stripper in a back room at the club.
“Dancers pawed playfully at their prey, flipping their hair at patrons like a fishing line,” he wrote. “‘All right – one,’ a member of the news media relented eventually, disappearing for a few minutes as a dancer led him to a back room. She returned a short while later to flip her hair at the other scribes.”
Reporters descended on the club in hopes of interviewing Daniels, the subject of a Wall Street Journal report earlier this month that said she received a $130,000 payment arranged by Trump’s lawyer before the 2016 presidential election to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with Trump at a Lake Tahoe celebrity golf tournament in 2006.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, did not provide reporters much information during the first appearance on her “Making America Horny Again Tour.”
“Nobody wants to be seen with me right now,” she said, per The Times, which said the 38-year-old responded to several Trump-related questions “with a wordless grin and a shaking head.”
Just days earlier, the celebrity gossip magazine InTouch published a 2011 interview with Daniels in which she detailed that 2006 encounter.