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Trump says he didn't know Stormy Daniels was paid by Cohen

Trump aboard Air Force One.
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President Trump spoke to reporters on Air Force One Thursday and said he didn't know his lawyer Michael Cohen paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 before the election.

Why it matters: This is the first time Trump has spoken publicly about the alleged affair with Daniels, which she detailed in a 60 Minutes interview last month. Cohen said he paid Daniels with his own money, and "[n]either the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford."