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Trump / Two Affairs / McDougal Interview / Haberman Discussion #1122264

CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 23, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Trump shown avoiding shouted questions about affairs with Playboy model Karen McDougal & porn star Stormy Daniels. [In yesterday's interview, McDOUGAL - explains the attraction of Donald Trump, being intimate, then him trying to hand her money, but she went back despite being hurt, how back in those days she was just enjoying life & had a real relationship with him & she was in love with him, that he told her he loved her, meeting Melania for the first time, the picture with son Eric Trump, meeting all his kids, him comparing her to daughter Ivanka, saying sorry to Melania.] The lack of any statement from the Trumps about the interview noted. [At ceremony today, First Lady Melania TRUMP - talks about courage.] CNN source reports that Trump fired national security adviser H.R. McMaster in part to take the spotlight off the McDougal interview noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) How Trump avoided questions about McDougal on this busy day & that he wanted to change the subject while leaving for Florida discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A "Wall Street Journal" report that Trump has asked advisers whether he should fight the two allegations of affairs noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's ""New York Times" reporter Maggie Haberman. [HABERMAN - offers views on him asking advisers about what he should do about McDougal: just having to absorb things, that the naming of John Bolton as national security adviser was linked to the TV coverage, the sadness in the McDougal story, how Trump tends to try to get away with whatever he says, his view his base will always believe whatever he says.] Other material: Trump tweet that it is fake news about him reshaping his legal team. {And then he did.}

Cooper, Anderson;
Zeleny, Jeff

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