Stormy Daniels (real name: Stephanie Clifford) claims in her upcoming memoir, Full Disclosure, that President Donald Trump once offered to rig The Apprentice so that she could win the show.
Though her casting on the now-defunct reality series never came to be, Daniels claims in an excerpt from her new book — obtained by CNN — that, in 2006, Trump said he would help the adult entertainer stay in the TV competition as long as possible.
Daniels says that Trump said he would get the show’s challenges to her ahead of time so that she would have a leg-up on other contestants. The porn actress also says Trump’s repeated promises to get her on the show is what kept her taking his calls. Once he admitted that he wouldn’t be able to get her on the show, Daniels says she ceased communication.
Daniels claimed in a 2011 interview with In Touch Weekly that she had an affair with Trump in 2006, one year after he married now-First Lady Melania Trump. The tabloid finally published Daniels’ interview this past January. Trump has vehemently denied her allegations.
In her interview with In Touch Weekly, Daniels also spoke about Trump’s alleged promise to get her a spot in The Apprentice. According to Daniels, Trump apologized to her when another adult film star — Jenna Jameson — was cast on the show’s seventh season.
“I think he was afraid I was going to be pissed. So he called me and was like, ‘Did you see Jenna Jameson on my show? I didn’t know she was going to go on. That’s bullshit. She made a fool of herself,'” Daniels told the magazine. “He said, ‘She’s a bimbo. You’re so much better.’ I was like, ‘I didn’t even know about it.’ I just thought that was really funny. Don’t care. Totally over it.”
Full Disclosure is available Oct. 2.