‘BLINDSIDED’

NYT: Melania Trump ‘Furious’ After Stormy Daniels Bombshell

First lady Melania Trump did not react well to allegations that her husband, President Donald Trump, paid the porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 on the eve of the 2016 election to stay silent about an alleged 2006 affair, The New York Times reports. The allegations have “roiled” the couple’s tumultuous relationship more than almost any other episode between them, according to the Times. Melania was reportedly “blindsided” by the allegations and “furious” with her husband. She chose to stay home rather than accompany her husband to the World Economic Forum at Davos in Switzerland last week. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Monday that the first lady will attend Trump’s first official State of the Union address Tuesday night. The alleged affair occurred shortly after the Trumps’ son Barron was born.