By BEN MATHIS-LILLE
A former doorman at the Trump World Tower (a Trump-owned Manhattan building distinct from Trump Tower) is alleging publicly that he was told Trump fathered a child out of wedlock with a former employee:
NEW: Trump doorman Dino Sajudin releases statement: "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.” (via @soniamoghe) pic.twitter.com/DYipY5DaY2
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) April 12, 2018
The AP and New Yorker have reports on the circumstances around the allegation, which is said to involve an affair that took place during the late 1980s, when the current POTUS was married to Ivana Trump. There are various reasons to doubt that the affair took place:
• Sajudin doesn’t claim to have firsthand knowledge of the relationship; he only claims he was told about it.
• The New Yorker states flatly that it “has uncovered no evidence that Trump fathered the child.” The woman allegedly involved denied to the AP that Sajudin’s story is true.
• The New Yorker says that reporters at the tabloid media company American Media, Inc. who investigated the story in 2015 “had questions about Sajudin’s credibility.”
• Sajudin’s ex-wife told the New York Daily News that he’s a “pathological liar” who is “infamous for making up stories” and once claimed to have seen the chupacabra, a mythical creature that kills livestock.