All The Reasons the Latest Donald Trump Love Child Story Might Be True (And the 1 Reason It Probably Isn’t)

President Donald Trump was no stranger to scandal even before he took office. But since he was sworn in, there have been endless rumors and gossip about his personal life, not to mention criminal investigations.

While some of the rumors about Trump appear to be true (at this point, no one is really denying that he slept with Stormy Daniels, for example), there are a lot of reasons to believe that the latest Trump rumor has been totally fabricated. However, there’s one reason why it’s important nonetheless (see page 6).

The story behind Trump’s rumored love child

Donald Trump Holds Meetings At Trump Tower

Sajudin claims he was told not to talk about Trump’s secret. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images

On April 12, 2018, Dino Sajudin, a former doorman at one of Trump’s buildings, released a statement. Sajudin claimed a confidential agreement he’d made with AMI (The National Enquirer) had been leaked to the press.

“I can confirm that while working at Trump World Tower I was instructed not to criticize President Trump’s former housekeeper due to a prior relationship she had with President Trump which produced a child,” Sajudin stated.

Next: Here’s why Sajudin didn’t speak up sooner.

The source faced a $1 million fine

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Sajudin was allegedly freed from the AMI contract. | Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

According to an article on The Hill, the AP reported that American Media Inc. (AMI) had given Sajudin $30,000 in exchange to the rights “in perpetuity” for a rumor the former doorman had heard. Allegedly, Sajudin was facing a $1 million fine if he discussed the rumor, which is why he didn’t speak up sooner. The Enquirer reportedly released him from the contract after learning the story wasn’t true.

Next: No media outlet has confirmed Sajudin’s statement.

The source had no credibility

President Donald Trump

AMI claimed the story lacked credibility. | Alex Wong/Getty Images

While the media usually runs wild with a story involving the Trump family, no media outlet confirmed anything other than the fact that Sajudin made a statement. Dylan Howard, the Enquirer’s editor-in-chief, admitted to paying Sajudin but said the story ultimately was dropped because it “lacked any credibility,” the AP reported.

Next: Sajudin probably isn’t the most credible source.

The source may be a pathological liar

Donald Trump denies the allegations, of course.

Donald Trump’s accuser is known for stretching the truth. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Sajudin definitely doesn’t have the best reputation. His ex-wife, Nikki Benfatto, has not only denied her ex-husband’s claims, but has questioned his sanity and called him a pathological liar.

“He’s infamous for making up stories,” Benfatto said. “He’s seen the Chupacabra. He’s seen Bigfoot. One of our friends who passed away — he saw him too, walking down the street.”

Next: Even the former housekeeper denies the claims. 

The ex-housekeeper says the story is false

US President-elect Donald Trump and family pose at the end of a welcome celebration

The Trump family. | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

While the identity of the former housekeeper who allegedly gave birth to Trump’s love child is unknown, she has been reached for comment — and she’s not backing up the claims. In fact, she vehemently denied the rumors.

Next: Here’s why this story matters, even if it’s not true. 

Here’s why this statement still matters

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AMI has paid to supress true stories about Trump in the past. | Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images

Ordinarily, such an outrageous claim probably wouldn’t be taken very seriously. But there is the fact that this isn’t the first time AMI has paid people to keep quiet about something regarding Trump. In 2016, AMI paid alleged Trump mistress Karen McDougal $150,o00 for the rights to her story, and the organization was also involved in trying to keep Stormy Daniels from speaking out. This is why some people think this story could be true — Trump and his friends don’t have the best track record with covering up sex scandals.

Next: How much more of this will we see?

Will there be more breaking news in the future?

President Donald Trump speaks as his wife First Lady Melania Trump looks on during A Salute To Our Armed Services Inaugural Ball

Melania Trump has been humiliated by several recent scandals involving her husband. | Alex Wong/Getty Images

Sajudin’s story might be false, but it raises a lot of questions, especially the question of just how many payoff deals we’ll learn of in the future. In Michael Woff’s tell-all book, Fire and Furyformer White House chief strategist is quoted of saying of Trump’s lawyer, Marc Kasowitz: “Kasowitz on the campaign — what did we have, a hundred women? Kasowitz took care of all of them.”

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