Jimmy Kimmel’s interview with Donald Trump’s alleged lover, porn actress and director Stormy Daniels, will air after the president’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
“I have MANY QUESTIONS! #MAGA,” the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” wrote in a tweet Thursday night.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, will be in Kansas City on Feb. 2 and 3 as the headliner at the strip club Legs Party Bar.
She appeared with much media fanfare at a strip club in Greenville, S.C. over the weekend and reportedly has gigs like that on her “Make America Horny Again” tour lined up through June.
Daniels, once called a “busty blonde from Baton Rouge” by a New York tabloid, has been at the center of controversy since celebrity magazine In Touch last week ran an interview from 2011 in which she graphically described the alleged 2006 affair with Trump.
“Whether you’re a fan of his or not, which I never really was, you gotta admit he’s pretty fascinating,” she told the magazine. “We had really good banter. He told me once that I was someone to be reckoned with, beautiful and smart just like his daughter (Ivanka).”
The Wall Street Journal reported that a personal lawyer for Trump paid Daniels $130,000 in hush money to keep her quiet before the 2016 presidential election.
The relationship allegedly took place just months after Trump’s third wife, Melania, gave birth to their son. After the Daniels story came out, the First Lady abruptly pulled out of a planned trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland with her husband this week.
Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, has denied the affair and dismissed reports of any payoff.
On Thursday, Inside Edition aired an interview with Daniels in which reporter Jim Moret asked her point-blank whether she had a “sexual relationship” with Trump.
Her response? Silence, and a slight smile.
Several of Moret’s questions were met with silence.
“Did you have any relationship with Donald Trump?” Moret asked.
“Well, I think it’s common by looking at photos that I’ve met him,” Daniels said, referencing photos that have surfaced of her with Trump at Lake Tahoe where they allegedly first met.
She wouldn’t answer when Moret asked if she’d signed a non-disclosure agreement.
She did, however, say it was “terrifying” to see Cecily Strong portray her on “Saturday Night Live.”
“Because I love SNL,’” she said. “And I have a little crush on him — on Colin (Jost) — so if he said something mean, I’d feel bad.”
She said she’s trying to ride out the media storm at her home in a small Texas town where she lives with her husband and their 7-year-old daughter.
She said she’s received threats since the scandal broke.
“I have a strangely normal life, yes,” she said. “And then I wake up one morning and there's news trucks and reporters outside of my house. Now suddenly I'm having to make phone calls to hire security.”
Moret asked her about a comment made by Alan Evans, her friend and fellow porn actress.
Evans has said in interviews that she talked to Daniels the morning after her alleged tryst with Trump and Daniels told her to “picture this, Donald Trump chasing me around a hotel room in his tighty whities ...”
Daniels wouldn’t say anything about that comment.
“Are you frustrated that you can’t talk about these things? You clearly want to say ... you're looking at me like you can't talk. I’m taking this that you can't say anything, is that accurate? I'm taking that as a yes,” Moret said.
“You’re so pretty,” Daniels replied.
She said that she would make the scandal go away if she could. “Do you have a magic wand? 'Cause I don’t,” she said.
Kimmel’s interview with Daniels is part of the special programming coming from several late-night shows after the State of the Union address, according to Variety.
On CBS, the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” will broadcast live, as will “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper” on Comedy Central.