One of the more interesting tidbits from the story is how the President would reportedly serve as an anonymous source for the widely-discredited tabloid.
“One employee said that Trump was also a frequent source for Enquirer stories. “When there was something going on in New York, David would talk with Trump about it. Trump provided David with stories directly,” the employee said. “And, if Donald didn’t want a story to run, it wouldn’t run. You can put that in stone.” Indeed, early in the 2016 campaign Pecker simply turned over the pages of the Enquirer to Trump, allowing the candidate to write columns under his own byline.”
Mr. Pecker and the President continue to have a symbiotic relationship with one another. The President continues to feed the National Enquirer information and the tabloid kills any unwanted stories from surfacing.
For instance, the President allegedly had an affair with Playboy Playmate during his relationship with his current wife Melania. Mr. Pecker ended up allegedly killing the story by paying $150,000 on Mr. Trump’s behalf. This act of interference effectively buried the story.