Stormy Daniels says she first met Donald Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in July 2006. Meeting at his hotel suite, Daniels says he began the conversation by talking about himself and asked her if she'd seen his picture on the cover of a new magazine. Daniels responded by jokingly telling him, "Someone should take that magazine and spank you with it." A surprised Trump responded by saying, "You wouldn't." He eventually handed over the magazine to Daniels, who asked him to "turn around and drop 'em." So, Trump turned around and pulled his pants down, and she spanked him with the magazine.
After this exchange, Trump asked if Daniels wanted to join the cast of The Apprentice and the two had dinner in his room. Following the meal, they had sex in his bedroom. Daniels says, "I realized exactly what I'd gotten myself into. And I was like, 'Ugh, here we go.' [Laughs]. And I just felt like maybe—it was sort of—I had it coming for making a bad decision for going to someone's room alone, and I just heard the voice in my head, 'Well, you put yourself in a bad situation and bad things happen, so you deserve this.'"