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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke May 10, 2024

Stormy Daniels has said a lot, but she didn’t say this about former President Donald Trump

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  • This isn’t an authentic quote from former President Donald Trump’s New York criminal trial. 

  • Stormy Daniels said on X in March that she didn’t say this.

Former President Donald Trump is charged with falsifying business records during his 2016 presidential campaign to cover up a $130,00 hush money payment to adult film actor Stormy Daniels. The payment allegedly was made to keep her from talking about a previous sexual encounter with Trump. 

When Daniels testified in the ensuing criminal trial May 7, she "spoke quickly, unspooling so many salacious details that the judge overseeing the case balked at some of the testimony, implying that it was gratuitously vulgar," The New York Times reported

That same day, a statement attributed to Daniels appeared on Threads: "I had no idea if he penetrated me — and I am a professional, he just kept yelling, I’m yuge! I’m the greatest, and then he made gurgling sounds and fell asleep. Hey, it was a job and the check cleared." 

But this isn’t a real quote from Daniels.

This Threads post was flagged as part of Meta’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

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In March, Daniels said in an X post that the statement was fake. 

"Is this for real?" someone said on X, sharing an image of Daniels from a 2018 "60 Minutes" interview in which she described her alleged affair with Trump. The text over the image is the same that appears in the May 7 Threads post.

"No," Daniels replied. 

We rate claims that Daniels said this — much less that she just said it on the stand during Trump’s New York criminal trial — False.

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