MELANIA TRUMP travelled separately from the president at the weekend amid allegations her husband had a nine-month affair with a Playboy model.
The First Lady boarded Air Force One alone before the pair flew to Florida as the president faced fresh claims of adultery.
Karen McDougal (pictured with Mr Trump) said the affair took place after Melania gave birth to the couple’s son Barron. A magazine bought her story but never ran it.
The former Playmate said she met Mr Trump at a Playboy mansion party in 2006 and he ‘immediately took a liking’ to her. The New Yorker magazine obtained an account of the fling which Ms McDougal, 46, confirmed was in her handwriting. The document said she visited Mr Trump at the Beverly Hills Hotel. ‘We talked for a couple hours — then, it was ‘ON’! We got naked + had sex,’ she wrote.
The White House denied Mr Trump had a relationship with her, branding it ‘more fake news’.
Porn star Stormy Daniels — real name Stefanie Clifford — has also said she had an affair with Mr Trump beginning in 2006.
Meanwhile, Mrs Trump appeared to brush off her husband’s attentions as they landed in Florida. But they later met Parkland shooting victims together.