Trump breaks his silence on Stormy Daniels: 'You have to ask Michael Cohen' why the payment was made
Donald Trump during CNN debate (Photo: Screen capture via video)

Donald Trump on Thursday directly addressed reports his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 from his home equity line of credit, denying that he knew about the payment and insisting—despite a deluge of news reports—that he didn’t know where the money came from.

“You have to ask Michael Cohen,” Trump said. “Michael Cohen is my attorney you’ll have to ask him."

Trump was speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One when he made the remarks.

The president also denied reports he was considering replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Scott Pruitt, despite recent allegations of ethics violations levied against the Environmental Protection Agency head.