Porn star Stormy Daniels appeared on Tuesday’s “The View,” where she addressed her alleged affair with President Donald Trump and the resulting fallout reportedly stemming from said purported incident.
What happened on the show?
The co-hosts peppered Daniels — real name Stephanie Clifford — with questions during her time on the show, and co-host Meghan McCain actually went as far as to question the porn star’s credibility and motivations with regard to her ongoing lawsuit against Trump.
Clifford, who appeared on the show alongside her attorney, Michael Avenatti, said that she was simply “done” being pushed around.
“I’m tired of being threatened,” she said when asked why she decided to appear on the show.
“And intimidating me and trying to say that you’ll ruin my life and take all my money and my house and whatever,” she added. “I’m sorry, I’m done. I’m done being bullied. Done.”
When it was her turn to talk, McCain told Clifford that she was skeptical of the porn star’s decisions.
“It seems like a publicity stunt on some level,” McCain admitted. “I think yesterday — because you didn’t have anything to do with the case — it seemed a little like you were just trying to get attention. I understand that you’re being sued by our president, but it does seem like you’re benefiting a lot.”
She added, “You’ve gone on your ‘Make America Horny Again‘ tour. I’m sure you’re making a lot of money — no disrespect. I hadn’t heard your name until all of this had happened and now you’re literally live on ‘The View’ giving an entire interview with us. So it has been beneficial for your career.”
Who named the tour?
In response, Clifford answered that she didn’t name the tour, and thought its moniker was “awful” and “cheesy.” She explained that a strip club owner crafted the name, and other clubs simply jumped on board afterward.
“As far as the tour, yes, I’ve gotten more bookings than usual, but I’m doing the job that I’ve been doing for the last, almost 20 years,” Clifford said. “Yes, there’s a lot of publicity but I didn’t do it for that because this isn’t what I want to be known for.”
Clifford admitted that while she’s making more money as a result of her newfound notoriety, she, in turn, has to shell out more for things like bodyguards and private tutors for her school-aged daughter.