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Stormy Daniels testifies at Trump trial about alleged sexual encounters and ‘hush money’ payments

Daniels testified that her friend encouraged her to take him up on his dinner offer, telling her, “What could go wrong?”

She said she agreed to meet Trump at the hotel where he was staying.

“I arrived and went upstairs. Keith had given me very specific instructions to take an elevator to the penthouse floor,” Daniels testified. She said the bodyguard told her Trump was waiting for her inside. She entered and waited in a foyer with a “big, beautiful wooden table” with flowers. That’s where she met Trump, she said.

“He was wearing silk or satin pajamas which I immediately made fun of him for, saying, ‘Did Mr. Hefner know you stole his pajamas?’” Daniels recalled. “I told him to get changed and he did so very politely.”

Trump returned wearing a shirt and slacks, she testified. The hotel suite was “three times the size of my apartment,” Daniels said, describing the room in detail.

Finally they sat down at the dining table.

“It wasn’t even dark outside yet, and he said, ‘You know, it’s a little early, would you mind just talking?’” she recalled, saying they talked about her childhood and “ get- to know you kind of thing.”

They also discussed her work, according to Daniels: “He was very interested in how I went from just being a porn star to writing and directing… He was very interested in some of the business aspects of it, which I thought were cool. Are there any ? unions? How much do you get paid?”

Daniels also said they had a “very brief” conversation about his wife Melania. “He said, ‘Don’t worry, we don’t actually sleep in the same room,’” she told the court.

Daniels recalled that throughout the conversation, Trump “asked me questions and then wouldn’t let me finish the answer — it was almost like he wanted to grill me, talk about himself.”

Ultimately, she said she “had enough of his arrogance and cut me off and didn’t give me my food.” She testified that she asked him, “Are you always this rude?” and said, “Someone should spank you.”

Trump gave her a magazine, Daniels testified. “I don’t think he expected me to do it,” she said. “So I said, ‘Turn around,’ and I hit him with it… right on his ass.”

The conversation turned to “The Apprentice,” Daniels recalled. Trump told her she should be a contestant, to which she replied, “There’s no way NBC would allow an adult actress on television.”

“He said, ‘You remind me of my daughter, she’s smart and beautiful and people underestimate her too,’” Daniels said. She added that Trump offered to tell her in advance what the show’s challenges were: “I can’t let you win… but at least you can make a good show.”

Daniels said she and Trump spoke in the suite for “almost two hours.”

With that, the court took a break. Trump did not look at Daniels as she testified.