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A salacious 60 Minutes interview on Sunday has kept President Trump's Stormy Daniels distraction front and centre in the US media. The adult film actress (whose real name is Stephanie Clifford) alleges that she had an affair with Trump. A week-and-a-half before the 2016 election, she was paid to keep quiet about the alleged relationship by Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

She used her interview with Anderson Cooper to speak out about her ongoing legal battle with Cohen, as well as claims that she was threatened with physical violence after she first attempted to go public with the story in 2011.

The interview attracted 22 million viewers – 60 Minutes’ highest ratings in a decade.

Speaking from the podium of the White House press briefing room on Monday afternoon, administration spokesman Raj Shah said: “With respect to that interview, I will say the president strongly, clearly has consistently denied these underlying claims. The only person who’s been inconsistent is the one making the claims.”