“Trump’s attention was drawn to another skirt that was walking off a tennis court. ‘Look at the piece of a–‘ Cohen recalls Trump’s statement when he whistled and pointed,” said Vanity Fair. “‘I would love some of this.’ So it came about that Trump was referring to Cohen’s then 15-year-old daughter Samantha. ”
“Cohen informed Trump of his mistake. ‘This is your daughter?’ Trump replied, “When did she get so hot?” When Samantha reached her father, Trump asked her for a kiss on the cheek before asking, “When did you get such a beautiful figure?” And warned her that he was in a going out with a friend for a few years, “the magazine reported.
When asked about the alleged incident by CNN̵
“The story is a little less clear to me, I’m sure a lot of women can relate to it – you become desensitized to men making comments like this to you and you allow them to go over your head and you kind of switch yourself off from the noise, “she said. “But what I noticed at that moment was that he said to my father, ‘Well, there is no way she got her look from you. Thank God you married a beautiful woman.'”
She continued, “And I was desensitized to men who made creepy comments about me, but I wasn’t desensitized to someone who obviously insulted and humiliated my father in front of me, someone I looked up to and loved very much, and that was very annoying to me. ”
Samantha Cohen said the experience changed her perception of Trump and made her think “Trump may not treat my father so well”.
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany dismissed Cohen’s claims Monday morning.
“Michael Cohen is a shamed criminal and disbarrassed attorney who lied to Congress. He’s lost all credibility, and it’s not surprising that he was last trying to profit from lies,” she said.
When asked by Camerota if she ever had the impression that Trump was meeting her, Samantha Cohen said she didn’t but that she believed he was “interested in younger women.”
“I didn’t get the impression that he was meeting me directly, but I got the impression that he was interested in younger women and that women would age for him and that if a woman got too old he would find a new one, younger” , she said.
This story has been updated to include the White House’s response.
CNN’s Max Blau and Maegan Vazquez contributed to this report.