Melania Trump aide slams 'salacious & flat-out false reporting' about first lady

Former Nazi concentration camp survivor Raymond Renaud of France, center, holds a white rose during the wreath-laying ceremony on occasion of the global Holocaust remembrance day (Jan. 27) in the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.

While the White House and the actress denied allegations of a sexual encounter, In Touch magazine has now made public an 2011 interview in which Stormy, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, opens up about the tryst.

Melania Trump, whose first year in the position of first lady was marked with sporadic public appearances, has kept an even lower profile in the early weeks of this year.

She also revealed that, through an intermediary, Trump had offered her money to stay silent.

The First Lady abruptly cancelled a trip she was supposed to take with her husband to Switzerland this week that spanned their 13th wedding anniversary.

Daniels added that she had never seen Melania Trump in person.

The president was, however, dealing with the government shutdown.

It came after she changed her mind at the last minute - when schedules and wardrobes would have been planned months in advance - about going to Davos, Switzerland, with Mr Trump for the World Economic Forum.

The Wall Street Journal initially detailed the Daniels story on January 12, only a few hours previously the principal woman traveled to Mar-a-Lago with her significant other, where she was not seen by the press pool the whole long end of the week.

"Mrs Trump may end up doing more than any of her predecessors to upend our expectations of the slavish devotion a first lady must display toward her husband", said the newspaper. I've enjoyed the people I've been lucky enough to meet throughout our great country & the world!' she wrote. "My heart is with you, and we recollect".

Grisham did not respond to a request for clarification about which reports in particular that the White House considers "flat-out false", but her tweet comes amid a torrent of articles detailing President Trump allegedly having an extramarital affair with porn star Stormy Daniels.

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