Speaking at a private Republican party meeting this week, Donald Trump made unprompted references to years-old allegations that he hired prostitutes in Moscow, reportedly telling the audience he is “not into golden showers”.
The former president spoke at a retreat for GOP operatives and senators in Palm Beach, Florida organised by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
In the event’s final and keynote speech, Mr Trump also spoke about his good relationship with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and lavished praise on the intelligence of China’s Xi Jinping, according to The Washington Post, which cited recordings obtained from the meeting.
Mr Trump hit out at political opponents from his time in the White House including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who he referred to as “maniacs”, and described his presidency as a fight for survival.
On his impeachment trial and pushes by Democrats for investigations into his ties to Russia, he said: “It was all phony s***, okay. All phony stuff.”
“I’m not into golden showers,” Mr Trump said addressing the VIP crowd of donors, lobbyists and senators. He then referred to former first lady Melania Trump, saying: “You know the great thing, our great first lady – ‘That one,’ she said, ‘I don’t believe that one.’ ”
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