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Porn Star Stormy Daniels to InTouch: Trump Said I Was 'Just Like His Daughter'

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Stormy Daniels arrives at Jet Nightclub at The Mirage on Oct. 3, 2009 in Las Vegas. 

Although Donald Trump is alleged to have paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in 2016 to keep quiet about a reported affair that took place 10 years previously, In Touch Weekly has published an interview with Daniels from 2011, before the signing of any NDA, in which she spills intimate details of meeting the then-Apprentice host at a celebrity golf event in Lake Tahoe. Their alleged assignation took place four months after Trump's third wife, Melania, gave birth to the couple's son.

A frequent theme throughout the interview concerns Trump being taken aback by how smart and business savvy Daniels was, with Trump going so far as to tell Daniels that he wanted to put her on The Apprentice. "I actually don’t even know why I did it, but I do remember while we were having sex, I was like, ‘Please, don’t try to pay me,'"  Daniels reportedly told the magazine.

One of Daniels’s other quotes on the subject which In Touch published in the print edition of the story but not online, is also particularly striking. “We had really good banter,” Daniels told In Touch. “He told me once that I was someone to be reckoned with, beautiful, smart, just like his daughter." Trump, one assumes, was talking about Ivanka Trump, who was 24 at the time. 

This article originally appeared on Spin.