How Trump allegedly buys women’s silence

The National Enquirer protects Trump, former editor says

“A former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump … is going public with a description of Trump’s alleged system for concealing affairs,” CNN reported Friday, Feb. 16.

“After ending the affair, McDougal signed a limited life-story rights agreement in August 2016, granting American Media, Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer … exclusive ownership of her story for $150,000. However, the company — run by David Pecker, a friend of Trump’s — never ran her story and, according to The New Yorker, instead used the purchase to kill the piece.”

“Jerry George, a former senior editor for American Media, Inc., told The New Yorker that Pecker routinely buys and kills stories, and also protects Trump, who he considers a friend. ‘We never printed a word about Trump without his approval,’ George told The New Yorker.”

In other words, the hush money is either provided by, or funneled through, a publication friendly to the president, and is paid under the ruse of buying publication rights, but its real purpose is to make sure nothing is ever published. (Read story here.)

Photo: Karen MacDougal accuses National Enquirer of covering up her affair with Trump

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