Former porn star Stormy Daniels goes into some graphic details in her new book, Full Disclosure, but among the more salacious information is an interesting anecdote about the Democratic presidential primaries for the 2008 nomination. Daniels claims she heard Trump talk on the phone with then Senator Hillary Clinton.
Daniels claims that Clinton called Trump while he was in a hotel room with Daniels and the two talked about Clinton’s campaign to win the Democratic nomination. Daniels says that Trump repeatedly mentioned ‘our plan’ during the phone call.
Trump and Daniels were watching Shark Week at the time and Trump frequently became distracted while talking to Clinton. There are no details about what the plan might have been or any indication of real co-ordination between the two. Trump and Clinton moved in the same social circles in New York while she was senator.
Trump would later pay Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her silence about their time together. This payment was made just before the 2016 presidential election, by which time any ‘plan’ between Trump and Clinton was off the table.
Clinton ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2007/8 before ultimately losing to then Senator Barack Obama. Obama was an insurgent candidate who defeated the more experienced Clinton in what many saw as a serious upset for the former first lady.
Daniels doesn’t appear to have any more details about Trump and Clinton’s conversations, but the passage is a snapshot of a time when the two were not bitter rivals. Trump has not always been a Republican, having frequently donated to Democrats.