Stormy Daniels, an American adult movie star, has said she will “dance down the street” if former President Donald Trump is imprisoned for a 2016 hush money payment made to her by his ex-personal lawyer.
Daniels made the vow in response to a nasty tweet from a former president’s admirer. The exchange took place on the same day that Trump predicted he would be prosecuted criminally in the case by a New York City grand jury.
“A disgusting degenerate prostitute accepts money to Frame an innocent man!,” wrote Twitter user Intergalactic Gurl. “Good luck walking down the streets after this! @realDonaldTrump is our #POTUS and will be selected by a landslide in 2024!”
Daniels shot back: “Sooo … tiny paid me to frame himself?”
“You sound even dumber than he does during his illiterate ramblings,” Daniels added.
“And I won’t walk, I’ll dance down the street when he is ‘selected’ to go to jail,” she wrote.
Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime attorney and fixer, was sentenced to federal prison for crimes including a campaign finance violation connected to a $130,000 payment to her just before Election Day 2016.
Cohen claims he offered Daniels the money to buy her silence regarding her story of having se.x with Trump one day in 2006, months after his wife, Melania, gave birth to their son Barron.
Cohen has stated that the payment, as well as another made by the publisher of The National Enquirer to another claimed Trump paramour, were made to keep the charges from damaging Trump’s chances of beating Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton.
Cohen met with investigators from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office 20 times over the years, including some sessions while incarcerated. He testified before the grand jury for two days last week.
Former Enquirer Publisher David Pecker was seen weeks ago entering the building where the grand jury was meeting.
Last week, Daniels spoke with prosecutors through Zoom.
Trump denies having sexual relations with Daniels or his claimed former mistress, Playboy model Karen McDougal. She was paid $150,000 by Pecker’s former employer.
Yet, the Trump Organization reimbursed Cohen and recorded the money in corporate records as legal expenditures.
In New York law, misclassification of business expenses is a misdemeanor. But, if the untruth was made to conceal another offense, it can be punished as a felony.